09 December 2009

The real "pro-life" battle

The Manhattan Beach Project is a collaboration of scientists and entrepreneurs whose goal is to defeat the world's biggest killer -- the aging process -- by 2029. Its summit last month aimed to speed up progress by bringing together researchers from different disciplines. Article here (found via Mendip). The importance of any one project to the global struggle against aging shouldn't be exaggerated -- aging will be defeated gradually by the cumulative development of many different lines of technology, some of which are already coming into use -- but the more researchers treat the eradication of aging as an explicit goal, the better.

Earlier postings on this topic here and here. FAQ on common objections here.


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