“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 HEREto register for the conference, and use discount code SeekingDelphiEARD
“Your future self is watching right now through your memories.”–Aubrey de Grey
The newly released volume, After Shock, features 50 of the world’s most renowned futurists reflecting on the 50-year legacy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, and looking ahead to the next 50 years. Seven of the contributors have been guests on Seeking Delphi™ This is the sixth in a series of repeats of these podcasts, which will lead up to panel discussion with some of the authors, on the book and the Toffler legacy.
Aubrey de Grey is co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS foundation, and a leader in the global research effort to end aging. This program from 2017 was the first of four appearances for Aubrey on Seeking Delphi.™ All of his previous programs are linked below this first one.
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Episode #19 Redux, Ending Aging with Aubrey de Grey
Is transformation the key to immortality? A better question is: will radical life extension–the end of aging–in itself be transformative? I believe the answer to that second question is a resounding yes.
In this special Seeking Delphi™ podcast, four of the world’s biggest thought leaders and advocates for ending aging discuss implications and issues involved in achieving human rejuvenation therapy, and begin the discussion of what a post-ageing world might look like. We only scratched the very surface on the latter issues–there will be more to come on the subject.
“A long life is a life well spent.”–Leonardo da Vinci
“The secret to longevity is to keep breathing.”–Sophie Tucker
Join me with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation, Liz Parrish of Biovivia Sciences, David Wood of the London Futurists, and co-moderator Keith Comito of The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, for an online panel to discuss the social implications of radical longevity extension. “The Dawn of Super-Longevity: Scenarios for a Post-Aging Future.” Thursday January 9 12PM-1:30PM EST. (AM PST, 17:00 GMT) Be early…limited to 100 total participants. https://zoom.us/j/761843875
Will also be streaming on the Seeking Delphi™ YouTube channel.
If we could prevent the diseases of aging, we could prevent aging itself. We could empower “older” people to work like younger people for as long as they want to–if they want to. In this Seeking Delphi™ special edition mini-cast, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) presidnet Keith Comito joins host Mark Sackler to discuss the upcoming Ending-Age Releated Diseases conference, to be held July 11 and 12 at Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA. The biggest names in ending research will be there to present, including Aubrey de Grey of SENS Foundation and George Church of Rejuvenate Bio and Harvard University.
LEAF has provided a special 10% discount code for our listenters: DELPHI2019. ; You can register and access the discout HERE.
“A gracefull and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.”–Pindar
The returns are in. The 2019 Undoing Aging conference, held in Berlin, March 28-30, was a smash hit. 500 attendees (a sellout) heard the latest on dozens of lines of research to slow, stop, or reverse the ravages of aging. At 68, I can only hope that the progress accelerates. In this podcast special edition, we;ll hear, once again, from Aubrey de Grey, as well as Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University) and José Cordeiro (author of La Muerte de la Muerte, and candidate for the European parliament).
But as science progresses, we need to be looking ahead to the societal implications of radically extended life span. To that end, I’ll be attending The Future of Longevity Impact Roadmap workshop at the headquarters of the XPrize in Culver City, CA later this month