Researcher S. Jay Olshansky will be the guest at the next Sunday chat hosted by the Immortality Institute:
I am happy to announce SJ Olshansky will be joining Imminst for the Sunday Night Chat this Sunday December 2nd at 6:30pm CST U.S. If you are not familiar with Professor Olshanksy...you should be. He was researching methods to slow aging while most Imminst members were still in diapers. He has seen all the hype, the successes, and failures. His latest endeavor is the The Longevity Dividend, which proposes to set aside 3 billion (that's billion with a B) dollars a year of NIH funding for the study of aging.
Chat Room: http://www.imminst.org/chat
Sun December 2nd
- 4:30 Pacific
- 5:30 Mountain
- 6:30 Central
- 7:30 Eastern
You can look back in the archives here for much more on the Longevity Dividend:
- Pitching Healthy Life Extension as the "Longevity Dividend"
- Criticizing the Longevity Dividend
- The Longevity Dividend: A Call for Endorsements
- From the Longevity Dividend Symposium
- Update on the Longevity Dividend
As far as I can see, Olshansky is in the camp of "metabolic re-engineering and slow but solid progress in slowing aging is the way ahead, but it'd be wonderful if things that worked far better were demonstrated to be plausible." Which is hopefully a transitionary stage on the way to "I always thought that the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence was a great idea." We'll see.