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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Aubrey de Grey on Aging

This is a good talk by de Grey on engineered non-senescence. It's an interesting topic that not that many people have paid attention to. Everything concerning geriatrics deals with the treatment of pathologies caused by aging. No one pays attention to curing aging itself. Everyone just assumes that we have to die.

But, there is no evolutionary reason for us to die. In fact, we die because the evolutionary process is not affected at all by whether we live or die - once we move past our reproductive prime. Dying is simply a factor of evolutionary neglect.

It's an interesting topic


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