Seen From A Distance, Through A Hedgerow

Via the Scripps Howard News Service, another great example of how the healthy life extension movement looks to those unfamiliar with the details - or to lazy journalists who can't be bothered to do a little fact checking with the subjects of their article. Still, it's a mainstream press piece on the prospects for radical life extension, complete with links to the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence and the MPrize for anti-aging research: "The first person to live to age 1,000 probably will turn 60 in 2006. Within 20 years or so, we'll have treatments for aging. Medicine will repair the damage that already has occurred in people who are in their 80s. They'll live on and on with healthy bodies and sharp minds. Medicine also will keep younger people from aging and getting frail and decrepit." These aggressive timelines are dependent on massive funding - something that in and of itself will take a decade or two to create.

Link: http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=MEDICAL-12-21-05

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