If you head on over to MSNBC you'll find video of a recent interview with Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist and advocate for engineered longevity, held whilst punting at Cambridge. If you find it interesting, you should also take a look at some of the other interviews and presentations by de Grey that are available online. For example:
- TED Presentation in 2007
- Interviewed at the SENS4 Conference
- Why Fight Aging?
- UCLA Presentation in 2008
While we're on the subject of media types I don't normally link to, I should also point out a Fast Forward Radio edition from July of this year in which Aubrey de Grey and Terry Grossman give their respective views on extending the healthy human lifespan.
By way of a reminder, de Grey's SENS Foundation is presently very close to gaining $5,000 for longevity science in the Share to Win contest cannily set up by startup company 3banana. The contest closes at the end of September, just a few days away:
The SENS Foundation (which organizes the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence conferences) is in the running for the $5000 grand prize in 3banana's Share to Win event. The contest seeks to raise money 'for causes serving unmet needs in health, education and environment.' And you can help. It’s pretty simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this page. (The award goes to the cause with the most comments.) You can sign on using a Google account if you already have one of those, or register for a free one-off account. It's painless and takes about thirty seconds. Your comment/vote makes a difference! Right now, SENS is neck-and-neck with the competition - as of this post, they're 17 votes behind first place. (Well, sixteen, since I just commented.) So don't just sit there - this is your opportunity to help send real money to a very important cause, at no cost to yourself. Post your comment now. There are only four days left in the contest, so time is of the essence.
So if you haven't yet done your part, go ahead and help out - every extra dollar we can steer in the right direction is valuable.