Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey will be at this year's TED conference, a sort of networking event for the hyper-networked. "It brings together more than 800 thought-leaders, movers and shakers. ... This unique breadth of content, and the quality of people who deliver it, are what make TED special. After four days, you gain an understanding of how your own work fits into the larger web of knowledge. And you get the chance to connect with extraordinary individuals who are helping create a better future for us all." I certainly can't think of a better recipient for the TED Prize, but I might just be a little biased in my choice of priorities for the future - better medicine, greater research, far longer, healthier lives.