A Podcast Interview With Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation

Around these parts Aubrey de Grey and the SENS Foundation should require no introduction. His advocacy and the Foundation's work on the science of repairing aging is well known, and has been mentioned here at Fight Aging! too many times to count. In my eyes, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) continue to be the best extant plan for extending human life span as rapidly as possible - and within our lifetimes. The more funding that is devoted to realizing that plan, the better all of our futures will be.

I noticed that a podcast interview with de Grey is up at the Singularity Weblog:

Last time I had Dr. Aubrey de Grey on Singularity 1 on 1 the interview turned out to be a hit. In fact it is still by far the most popular podcast that I have done and the audio file has been listened to or downloaded over 30,000 times. Given Aubrey's popular appeal and the importance of his work, it is no surprise that I am very happy to have him back for a second interview. ... During this conversation I ask Dr. de Grey to discuss issues such as: the term natural death and its impact; the publicity and importance of two long-awaited documentaries about Ray Kurzweil - Transcendent Man and The Singularity is Near; traditional metabolic and more recent DNA tests such as the ones done by 23andMe and others; the slow developmental process of new drugs and therapies, and the problems of taking them from testing in lab rats to humans; the Thomas Malthus argument of overpopulation and Aubrey's reply to it.

Head on over there to watch or listen.


I didn't realize that blog existed! thanks.

Posted by: Matthew W. Fuller at February 18th, 2011 6:04 PM

@Matthew W. Fuller: You weren't the only one. Apparently I'm not getting out and about enough online these days.

Posted by: Reason at February 18th, 2011 6:26 PM

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