If you haven't yet read Aubrey de Grey's thoughts on recent history for the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), then you should do so now: "SENS is a radical departure from the approaches that biogerontologists have traditionally explored for combating aging ... Thus, it is no surprise that SENS is extremely controversial within the field. ... I am attempting to bring about a change in thinking about aging and how to combat it that is bigger than the field has ever undergone before ... there is a good deal of knee-jerk resistance from those with a large intellectual investment in the prevailing orthodoxy. Gandhi's famous description of campaigns to change people's thinking goes something like this: 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they oppose you, then they say they were with you all along.' By that measure, 2005 was the year in which SENS emphatically progressed to 'Gandhi stage 3'."