Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Great News Everyone

LONDON (Reuters) - If Aubrey de Grey's predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years younger.

A biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of a foundation dedicated to longevity research, de Grey reckons that within his own lifetime doctors could have all the tools they need to "cure" aging -- banishing diseases that come with it and extending life indefinitely.

"I'd say we have a 50/50 chance of bringing aging under what I'd call a decisive level of medical control within the next 25 years or so," de Grey said in an interview before delivering a lecture at Britain's Royal Institution academy of science.

"And what I mean by decisive is the same sort of medical control that we have over most infectious diseases today."

I'm quite sure I'll live to an old age as-is, but this could be just the ticket.. especially if they can revitalize your body, so you're not just a 500 year old skeleton shambling around.

25 years is nothing. I'll just have become eligible for Medicare.

My advice to you.. be careful... don't do stupid things. There's risk, and then there's stupid. Risk can be calculated, like jumping out of an airplane with a parachute. Those activities are what life is about.

Just don't be stupid.

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