By way of a reminder, biomedical gerontologist and well known advocate for radical life extension Aubrey de Grey will be participating in a live webcast on CNN.com on November 30th - this coming Monday. The open invitation from CNN runs much as follows:
Vital Signs host and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be joined by best-selling author Dan Buettner who has done extensive studies on the areas in the world people live the longest, healthiest lives, known as Blue Zones, and shares their formula for a long life. The other panelist is geneticist Dr. Aubrey de Grey, best-selling author of "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime." He believes regenerative medicine could, in a matter of decades, extend life expectancy to 1000 years.
This special edition of Vital Signs: The Clinic will be broadcast LIVE on CNN.com and we want you to take part in the conversation. You can do that by using the [comments box at the CNN article], post on iReport.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send questions via Twitter. What would you ask the experts? Do you want to learn how to live until 100 and beyond? Or find out which diets or exercise to follow for living longer? Do you have concerns about how an aging population might impact on resources?
This seems to be more of a European-oriented event, given that it's being held at 12:00 GMT - i.e. four in the morning on the West Coast of the US. A little early even for the early birds amongst us. Still, this is another good opportunity to raise awareness of the present potential of longevity science, and congratulations to the SENS Foundation folk for making it happen.