Ironic words from the man with AIDS, innit? Anyway, I had a seminar today concerning aging (and it's biological mechanisms). The last speaker was (in)famous Dr. Aubrey D.N.J de Grey, the prodidgy (or heretic) on theoretical life extension. Basically, he says it's possible to reach ages of 150...500...1000 up to even 5000 years! He says that Aging is like a desease and should be cured. (Rather, he says, it should be cured before the damage aging does becomes pathogenic, or has negative effects on us). He also says that the first man to become 150 is already alive and that the first man to become 1000 is only 10 years younger. Puzzling? His idea is that conquering aging comes in phases; the first step will be able to rejuvinate a middle-aged person (say - 50 years) about 30 years, or rather, have a person of 50 not or hardly age over that time. So his body would biologically be 50 at the end of the 30 years. By then, time catches up with the therapy, he postulates. "It's like cancer. The longer you have it, the harder it is to treat". However, that gives science another 30 years to come up with something completely new. This also would extend life with 30 years and so on. He also calculates that in science it usually takes about 20-30 years to discover a new frontier. This way, science outspeeds aging. Eternal life is around the corner, deads would only arise from say tragic accidents and plane crashes and the likes. If you think he's mad... well, you're not the only one. However, he also works at one of the most advanced Universities in the world (Cambride). Here is Dr. de Grey's website. I agree, his appearance works not in his benefit... Now, who's up? Who wants to live forever? To be honest, he sounded quite convincing, although I think that he's WAY too optimistic about the situation, he's on to something here. He's having such a novel way of looking at things, such new approach... Where can I get my shot to 3005 AD?