What I Learned This Week

Longevity science approaches "escape velocity." Are you ready?

We have tracked developments in life-extension science since 2001, and the sector now appears to be rapidly approaching a major inflection point. The world is poised to make as much progress biologically in the next 10 years as it has made in the last century, underscored Peter Diamandis in a recent webinar. Aubrey de Grey championed the term longevity “escape velocity,” the point at which increases in life extension will catch up and exceed the passage of time. Ray Kurzweil believes that we will reach life extension “escape velocity” in a decade—when science will add over a year to your life for every year you are alive. Kurzweil says: “I predict it’s likely just another 10 to 12 years bef…

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