#53: The Longevity Dialogues Part 2, Selling the Science, with Aubrey de Grey, Nir Barzilai, and Keith Comito

“Ageing is, simply and clearly, the accumulation of damage in the body. That’s all that ageing is.–Aubrey de Grey

It’s that simple. Or so say Aubrey de Grey and his many followers in the gerontological and biotech communities. But the sixty-four dollar question is: how does the message disseminate to the rest of the world? Regulators…legislators…the public at large…they all need to understand the viability of this research, and the very real benefits that humanity could gain if it succeeds. No, it’s not there yet, and no, there are no guarantees that it will ever get there. But the probability of success grows with every passing breakthrough, day by day. In this episode of The Longevity Dialogues on Seeking Delphi,™ we discuss the ins and outs of Selling the Science. The panelists:

  • Aubrey de Grey–chief science officer of the SENS research foundation and author of Ending Aging.
  • Nir Barzilai, MD- founding director of the Institute for Aging Research, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Author of Age Later.
  • Keith Comito–Founder and president of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation.

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#53–The Longevity Dialogues, Part 2, Selling the Science

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Podcast #52: Nurturing Foresight in a Short-Sighted World, with Peter Hayward

It is not in our stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”–Willaim Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III

Got foresight? Do you even need it? Hell yes, you do. The consequences of lack of foresight have never been more evident than they are in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. But just how can the long view be fostered in a human society that doesn’t often look beyond the next pay check, the next quarter, or most notably, the next election? Peter Hayward is a fellow futurist podcaster. In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ Peter joins me to discuss his approach to very much the same podcasting end that I have. .

#52: Nurturing Foresight in a short-sighted world
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Podcast #51: The Longevity Dialogues Part 1, The Long View, with Sergey Young, David Wood, and Jose Cordeiro

“What I’m after is not living to 1,000. I’m after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to.”–Aubrey de Grey

It’s all so complicated. Back in January I hosted a panel entitled The Dawn of Superlongevity: Scenarios for a post-aging future. I hoped to address many of the issues involved in getting to radical life extension–and dealing with it. We barely scratched the surface. In that light, this is the first in a series of Longevity Dialogues. In this installment, we explore some of the challenges and logistics involved in implementing radical life extension, as well as the implications for the very meaning of human life, should we attain it. Our panelists:

  • Sergey Young–XPrize innovation board member, founder of the Longevity Vision Fund, and author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young.
  • David Wood–Chair of the London Futurists and author of The Abolition of Aging
  • Jose Cordero–Author of La Muerte de las Muerte (The Death of Death) and former candidate for the European parliament.
#51: The Longevity Dialogues, Part 1, The Long View [Audio podcast]

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(From January, 2020.)


Podcast #50: Future Minds, with Richard Yonck

“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”–Stephen Hawking

For Seeking Delphi’s™ fiftieth** episode, we return to visit with one of our earliest guests, professional futurist and author Richard Yonck.  Three years ago, he joined me to discuss his first book, Heart of the Machine.  He returns now for a conversation about his second book, Future Minds.  In it, he has taken a broad look at intelligence–human and otherwise.   It’s a sweeping review of how  intelligence evolved since the start of the universe, and a preview of where it may be going as we tweak both our biology and our intelligent machines.

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 **Actually, including un-numbered special editions, there have been over 60.  But who’s counting?

 

 

 

 

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Episode #50:  Future Minds, with Richard Yonck

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Special Edition Mini-Cast: Preview of the 2020 Ending Age-Related Diseases Conference

“As far as I’m concerned, aging is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.”–Aubrey de Grey

 

Keith Comito, president of Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, joins me for a discussion to preview the 2020 Eding Age Related Diseases conference, to be held online, August 20-21, 2020.  Go HERE to register for the conference, and use discount code SeekingDelphiEARD

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Podcast #49: The Future of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Donna Harris and Dr. Karen Rosenthal

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner

 

Even as the pandemic-struck U.S. economy shrunk by 32% in the first quarter of this year, veterinary medicine saw a different story.  Pet ownership soared at a record pace, and public pet supply companies, like Petco, registered increases in sales.

Donna Harris and Karen Rosenthal are both doctors of veterinary medicine and members of The Association of Professional Futurists.  They join me for a wide ranging discussion of the future of veterinary medicine and how Covid-19 may be accelerating change in the field.

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