Pamela’s review of Long For This World: The Strange Science of Immortality
?TED?Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging (A roadmap to end aging | Aubrey de Grey)
Here we go. I'm going to talk about five different things. I'm going to talk about why defeating aging is desirable. I'm going to talk about why we have to get our shit together, and actually talk about this a bit more than we do. I'm going to talk about feasibility as well, of course. I'm going to talk about why we are so fatalistic about doing anything about aging. And then I'm going spend perhaps the second half of the talk talking about, you know, how we might actually be able to prove that fatalism is wrong, namely, by actually doing something about it.
Do you want to live a longer life in good health? Simple practices can make some difference, such as exercise or calorie restriction. But over the long haul all that really matters is progress in medicine: building new classes of therapy to repair and reverse the known root causes of aging. The sooner these treatments arrive, the more lives will be saved. The first rejuvenation therapies now exist, these being the various methods of selectively removing senescent cells that de Grey and others called for back in
Aubrey de Grey’s TED talk
He is known for his view that medical technology may enable human beings alive today not to die from age-related causes. His research focuses on whether regenerative medicine can prevent the aging process. To this end, he has identified seven types of molecular and cellular damage caused by essential metabolic processes. SENS is a proposed panel of therapies designed to repair this damage. He is also a member of Flooved advisory board. De Grey was born and brought up in London, England. He attended the University of Cambridge , and studied at its constituent college of Trinity Hall.