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What Should Be Done to Achieve Radical Life Extension?

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Theoretically the problem is already solved. It is now quite obvious what kind of research should be done for life extension. For example, testing various combinations of different things that extend lifespan in old mice. Particularly important is longevity gene therapy development.

Delivering 5-7 gene vectors simultaneously carrying longevity-associated genes into an old animal could prove to be quite beneficial, because similar approach already works.

It is also clear that there are several experiments in the area of therapeutic cloning that should be done immediately.

There are about 20 other research directions in the area of radical life extension. I’d like to just also mention implementing aging diagnostics into clinical practice.

There are approximately 50 labs in the states that move into the right direction. They could do much more if they had more money.

Well, it’s all about the money, but not really big money.

Transhumanists from all over the world have been trying to solve the mystery of how to secure funding for reaching physical immortality. The very development of science leads towards it, but this process is too slow, a lot of people may not make it in time. Our goal is to accelerate.

Right now it has become obvious how to find the money for radical life extension. It’s crowdfunding. 200-300 campaigns need to be created on various crowdfunding platforms on the topics of fighting aging and regenerative medicine.

Of course, we may not be able to find the necessary amounts of money right away, but we will be able to delineate the scope of goals, most importantly not using just the general words, but particular scientists, labs and research plans.

Even by only preparing the campaigns we will influence the society by once again providing the proof of the possibility of significant life extension. Unfortunately, molecular biology is not part of an every day’s person background. We will make people more educated, show them how diseases originate, progress, and how they relate to aging. We will also tell the people what can be done.

While working on the crowdfunding campaigns we will mobilize our supporters by giving them a concrete tool and a plan of action. Fighting aging crowdfunding will become a very powerful transhumanist organizational solution.

In the end we will gather the money, implement our projects and win!

If you are interested in bringing this plan to live, let’s collaborate. Every single project requires a manager, analyst, scientist, director, operator, a guy who owns a car and a guy who writes a lot about this on the Internet. There is work for everybody, so let’s do this.

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Can We Live Forever – a Cool Video From the Advanced Apes

Finally – a positive video about radical life extension. It shows three ways of how people can extend their lives using future technologies, and it’s very easy to understand, even if you are not a scientist. I am officially a fan of the people at The Advances Apes, who have created this animation. The more videos like this one circulate among the vast realms of the internet, the more supporters the idea of life extension will have.

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Roadmap to Immortality – Digital Immortality

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We have created the Human Physical Immortality Roadmap to persuade people that radical life extension is possible within our lifetime. The only thing needed is larger scope of scientific research in favor of longevity. Here’s another part of the Roadmap for you.

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Roadmap to Immortality

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We have created the Roadmap to Immortality – a timeline of events that will lead to indefinite human lifespan extension. Some of these evens can happen simultaneously, some separately, some even already happened. I invite everyone to express their opinion, add to the Roadmap, make it more detailed. We need more authors, please, join!

The pdf can be found here – Roadmap_immortality_ENG

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Google Wants to Fund Radical Life Extension Startups

I think you’ve all read the news that Google is to fund radical life extension, cryogenics and nanotechnology. My thoughts about it:

1. I love the sound of it, obviously “We look for entrepreneurs with a healthy disregard for the impossible.” Ah, it’s it beautiful? However, I don’t want to be too happy too prematurely. Even though Google Ventures invests in 23andme and Foundation Medicine, which is not a bad start in the right direction, but we’ll see how it goes and what companies they will choose to support in the future.

2. How do they make sure they won’t invest in the swindlers that crowded the anti-aging field? I wonder how the choosing and verification process is organized and who the experts in radical life extension field are.

3. Why cryogenics, but not cryonics or cryopreservation? Or do they seriously mean freezing metals and other materials? How is that going to save billions of lives?

4. And my major concern – what about basic science? I do realize I writing about a venture fund. However, I believe without investing in the fundamental science behind radical life extension, there will be no radical life extension, but only the frauds who offer snaik oil and claim that it heals all diseases including aging. Investors love simple solutions. There can be no simple solution in radical life extension. We know quite a few examples when investors got severely disappointed when they fell under the spell of simplicity and gave money for a pill to stop aging. Obviously, there can be no single pill, so the investors fell like fools and shut the door of opportunity for good projects. I am very concerned that something similar might happen to Google Ventures. In order to prevent this situation Google Ventures should pay a lot of attention to basic research into the mechanisms of aging and have a well educated and experienced team of experts who can distinguish bad projects from the good ones.

5. Google Ventures has a great potential to improve the attitude to radical life extension and cryonics. By choosing these fields Google sets a terrific example for other companies and agencies, as well as for the public, to pay attention to these topics. This can very quite helpful in creating the positive image of life extension, because everyone knows that Google is no fool and won’t invest in useless things.

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David Gems Argues for Radical Life Extension

I’d like to share a truely great article by David Gems, Assistant Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL. In this paper Professor Gems proves that aging is a diseases and encourages researchers and agencies like FDA to view it as a disease. If this happens there will be demand on therapies that decellerate aging and there will be much less anti-aging fraud, because we’ll have strict regulations for anti-aging drugs.  In this article David Gems describes the possible ways to tacle the problem of aging and explains why he thinks that the best way to persue the problem is to try to decelerate aging. In my opinion, one shouldn’t neglect the possibility to arrest aging in general, but I totally agree with Professor Gems that we have to intervene in the fundamental mechanisms of aging, and not just separate diseases, because only this approach will yield in therapies capable of significantly extending our life span and reducing disease risks.

The article represents a wonderful example of how the ethical questions related to aging research and life extension should be answered.

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Poll – How Many People were You Able to Persuade that Scientific Research Aimed at Radical Life Extension is Necessary?

The fight against aging is getting zero support from any global resources and there are no organizational solutions to raise money, but building awareness and funding this important battle is greatly needed. I strongly believe that by spreading the word, we can be successful at attracting a large audience which will help to influence a change in the current situation. The main goal of an immortalist is to advocate the ideas of radical life extension, to build awareness and attract a following. This is the purpose of my blog – to engage in communication with other like-minded individuals and to pursuade people, that radical life extension research is absolutely necessary. Our numbers can grow exponentially. Life extension research needs your help – which brings me to today’s poll:

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