Three Years of Fight Aging!

I failed to note the actual anniversary at the tail end of January, but Fight Aging! has now marked three years of a daily post on (or close to) the topic of healthy life extension. In that time, I have sought to bring those who stop by, or who otherwise stumble upon my writings, around to a more productive way of looking at aging, longevity, science and human action:

This is a game in which all who choose to win will win big, should enough of us choose to win - but otherwise we all lose, suffer and die far sooner than we might. Significant progress in healthy life extension science requires the widespread support and understanding necessary for large-scale funding, just as it requires the early advances in science and advocacy that encourage that support.

Fight Aging! commenced around the time I first started volunteering with the Methuselah Foundation - back when the pledge fund stood at $10,000, and folk were drumming up support and donations from the healthy life extension advocates of the transhumanist community. Pledges today have topped $8.5 million dollars, and that seems like a big deal in terms of progresss. The environment for debate on healthy life extension has changed greatly for the better in the past few years, and I don't think it's just the incremental advance of science, nor the many new faces who swell the ongoing conversation. This is the start of a thaw, a sea change in attitudes that will continue and reinforce itself.

Life is good, and the future is golden - you stand a good chance of living to see far more of it if you step up to the plate and help support the scientists who will make it happen.

Technorati tags: ,

Comments

Happy Blogiversary to Fight Aging! Spread the idea (and practice) further and with the same intensity!
Cheers,
Attila Csordas, of Partial immortalization.

Posted by: Attila Csordas at February 7th, 2007 12:55 AM

Congrats to the three years. This blog has been part of my dialy blog tour for about a year or so. In a decade or so you will have to begin writing posts on the topic of medical breakthroughs in the area of longevity. I'm already looking forward to a blog post with the subject line "breaking news"...

Posted by: ND at February 7th, 2007 7:01 AM

Excellent blog.
Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Noam at February 7th, 2007 2:36 PM

Good work, Reason!

It surely takes dedication, persistence, and communication skills to produce the quality reports that you present here. Undoubtedly, your work has helped to accelerate progress into finding solutions for the aging problem. Your efforts to "Fight Aging" are an excellent example for all of us.

Posted by: Mike Cooper at February 8th, 2007 6:03 PM

Post a comment; thoughtful, considered opinions are valued. Comments incorporating ad hominem attacks, advertising, and other forms of inappropriate behavior are likely to be deleted.

Note that there is a comment feed for those who like to keep up with conversations.