The Manhattan Beach Project

I see that David Kekich's Manhattan Beach Project meeting this month is getting some local press attention. He's an ambitious fellow, looking for ways to persuade enough money into the right projects to achieve SENS-like timelines for rejuvenation science: "David Kekich plans to end aging by the year 2029. Sound far-fetched? 'It know it sounds fictional,' the businessman said, 'but it's all based on hard, solid science. It will happen, it's just a matter of when.' He and more than a dozen scientists and researchers from the across the country will gather this weekend in Manhattan Beach for a three-day summit to design a plan for raising the necessary capital - 'only a few billion dollars,' he predicts - and the technology to lengthen human life spans within the next two decades. Dubbed the 'Manhattan Beach Project' after the secret atomic-bomb-building Manhattan Project of the 1940s, Kekich and his crew will 'collaborate on a battle plan to seek out and conquer anything that stands in the way of increased human life span,' according to press materials. ... human life span will continue to rise. ... For that reason alone, Kekich says this is a wise business investment - demand for services that extend life will be in huge demand, he predicts. ... We lose about 100,000 people to aging every day. We lose their talents, their relationships, their ability to solve problems. People are really at their peak in terms of talent at this age.'"

Link: http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_13775388

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