Living to 1,000 (with Aubrey de Grey)

Slide1Phil and Stephen welcome life extension researcher and visionary Dr. Aubrey de Grey to discuss the sometimes puzzlingly negative views much of the public seem to have about efforts to fight aging.

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A question Aubrey raises in Visions for a World Transformed:

What possesses people to defend the existence of the phenomenon that is far and away the most likely thing to kill them – and not only that, but to do so slowly and painfully?

How is it that the elderly are themselves guilty of ageism?

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Is life extension becoming more mainstream?

Is the first human being who will live to the age of 1,000 already among us?

aubreyAbout Our Guest:

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for and founded the SENS Research Foundation. SENS stands for “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence,” an idea that Aubrey outlined in his 2007 book, Ending Aging. Aubrey has a BA in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge. He is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. He is also a contributor to our book Visions for a World Transformed.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.