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(The Weekly Standard)   Aubrey de Grey insists that within a few decades human beings will be able to live forever. Yawn. He also claims to eat whatever he likes, and drinks massive quantities of English ale. OK, now he has our interest   (weeklystandard.com) divider line 22
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2014-05-03 10:10:41 AM
DNRTFA

That's easier than we think. All we have to do it make sure our cell replication is perfect, instead of this copy-of-a-copy bs...
 
2014-05-03 10:15:04 AM
He also has no pre-existing conditions and takes no medications and, I suspect, is covered by national health care of some kind.
 
2014-05-03 10:28:20 AM
FTA:Even if we had the technology, would it really be possible to extend life by centuries just by repairing 7-or even 10-features of genetic and cellular breakdown, as Aubrey de Grey predicts we soon will be doing? The answer of mainstream geriatrics researchers is sorry, but no

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and then it goes on to quote two people without explaining why either are more qualified experts in genetics than someone who apparently has a doctorate in the field and has spent thirty years studying it. So I googled them to find out and it turns out that one of them literally wrote a farking book called  Does Aging Stop? which argues that we could stop aging.

Goddamn, that's some shiatty journalism.
 
2014-05-03 10:33:44 AM
 
2014-05-03 10:34:41 AM
I pull things out of my ass every day and no one ever write an article about me....
 
KIA
2014-05-03 10:44:13 AM
He's absolutely right.  Many of the current high-schoolers will live forever.

Now think about that.
 
2014-05-03 10:56:51 AM

SpdrJay: I pull things out of my ass every day and no one ever write an article about me....


I generally let it come out naturally or give it a good squeeze with my abs...

/am i doing it wrong?
//some will pay you for a video of that, I'm sure
///do you accept Yen?
 
2014-05-03 11:04:46 AM
Well, that will certainly help with resource conservation. The world is doing so well with seven billion... Should be even better with twenty billion or so.
 
2014-05-03 11:10:30 AM
Given the way my life is going, I'll go down in history as the last person to die before this tech is implemented

/48
 
2014-05-03 11:31:52 AM
Does he hate the idea of space exploration and 3d printing too?
 
2014-05-03 11:34:40 AM

iron de havilland: Does he hate the idea of space exploration and 3d printing too?


He's gone, man. We have to let it go.

/I know it hurts
 
2014-05-03 12:13:31 PM
It's nice to see Dorian's great-grandson following in his footsteps.
 
2014-05-03 12:36:17 PM
We can't even cure cancer yet.  I suspect that backing yourself up electronically will be here long before we're living to 200 or 300 years old.
 
2014-05-03 12:51:14 PM
So drinking urine makes you live forever.  Got it.
 
2014-05-03 01:10:11 PM

Snarfangel: It's nice to see Dorian's great-grandson following in his footsteps.


www.genengnews.com
 
2014-05-03 02:11:19 PM
Hai gaiz, I'm chief science officer of a company with no clients or revenue and I gave two TED talks.

Where's my Nobel prize?
 
2014-05-03 02:13:28 PM

jaytkay: Hai gaiz, I'm chief science officer of a company with no clients or revenue and I gave two TED talks.

Where's my Nobel prize?


No prize, sorry; but you do get a dollop of street cred.

/Enjoy
 
2014-05-03 04:28:27 PM
Old news is old.
 
2014-05-03 05:20:34 PM
He gave a couple of lectures at DragonCon and then hung out to have drinks. Fun and interesting guy. Despite the beard, he didn't seem bat guano insane. Since his research is way out of my areas of expertise, can't say if he's on the right track or not but he seems sincere and rational. He does get a  bit testy when people bring up all the consequences of a population that doesn't die.
 
2014-05-03 06:24:19 PM
Yeah, a 'few decades' just like a 'few beers'.
 
2014-05-04 12:08:06 AM

KIA: He's absolutely right.  Many of the current high-schoolers will live forever.

Now think about that.


Well, they certainly believe so, which is why they do such stupid shiat all the time.
 
2014-05-04 04:44:13 PM

GRCooper: iron de havilland: Does he hate the idea of space exploration and 3d printing too?

He's gone, man. We have to let it go.

/I know it hurts


Hahaha, totes came for crazy QA reference, leaving satisfied. (But a little sad)
 
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