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Ep143 - Aubrey De Grey

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Aubrey De Grey is fighting the deadliest cause of death in the world. It kills two thirds of all people, far more than all other forms of death combined, and yet very little attention is given to curing it or solving it. That’s because unlike malaria or cancer or car accidents, people believe that aging is natural. This belief, which Dr. De Grey refers to as the pro-aging trance is the real barrier to combatting aging. In this episode, we focus on Dr. De Grey’s book, Ending Aging. Previously a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Dr. De Grey brings a unique perspective to the problem of aging. He approaches it as an engineering problem and in his book lays out the seven basic engineering problems that need to be solved in order to bring about the slowing and reversal of aging. In particular, we take a close look at the problem of mutations in mitochondrial DNA and how engineering can overcome this challenge. If you want to end aging, you can donate money to Dr. De Grey’s foundation http://sens.org/donate. It might be the best gift you can give your future self. Ending Aging is available on Amazon. You can follow Dr. De Grey on twitter at @aubreydegrey. By the end of this episode, we’ll be sure you’re convinced as we are that the biggest barriers to ending aging are not technological, they’re psychological.

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