Sep 2, 2020
Aubrey de Grey is an English author and biomedical gerontologist. He is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999), and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is known for his view that medical technology may enable human beings alive today not to die from age-related causes.
We will talk about his problem-solving skills, cutting edge anti-aging science, and what might happen if we were to live forever.
Some questions I ask: (03:47) How do you specifically tackle a huge problem? Do you have a procedure, or what do you do? (09:00) Why are you so optimistic that ending aging or increasing our lifespan might be right around the corner? (23:13) How long do you think it might take you to completely end aging? (29:35) Do you think that once this happens, people are going to start taking life for granted? (38:02) What’s your opinion on solutions that are solely for the sake of living longer like mind uploading?