I was pleased to contribute a guest article to Viral Global News, titled “Indefinite Lifespans Are Possible in Our Lifetimes”. The article discusses my illustrated children’s book Death is Wrong, my effort to spread 1000 paperback copies to children, free of cost to them, as well as the basics of Dr. Aubrey de Grey’s research program of SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence), through whose realization the reversal of senescence and the achievement of indefinite longevity would be possible within the next several decades. Read the article here.
Here is the list of references accompanying my article. Please refer to these sources if you would like a more in-depth look at the topics I briefly discuss.
– Death is Wrong in paperback format on Amazon
– Death is Wrong in Kindle format on Amazon
– Indiegogo Campaign: Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong
– “Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant” by Nick Bostrom
– “Life Span Extension Research and Public Debate: Societal Considerations”. Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey. Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation. 2007.
– “Negligible senescence” – Wikipedia
– “Turritopsis dohrnii” – Wikipedia
– “Transdifferentiation” – Wikipedia
– Chart of types of aging-related damage in “A Reimagined Research Strategy for Aging” – SENS Research Foundation
– “Living to 1000: an interview with Aubrey de Grey”. Zander Redwood. 80,000 Hours. April 12, 2012.
– Genentech Alzheimer’s Prevention Trial
– “Progress Against Aging”. Campaign Against Aging. 2010.
– Aubrey de Grey’s video response to Gennady Stolyarov II’s question on how to make up lost progress in anti-aging research – in “Projects to accelerate radical healthy longevity” – Video by the London Futurists
– “How Google’s Calico aims to fight aging and ‘solve death’” – Arion McNicoll – CNN – October 3, 2013
SENS Research on the seven types of damage constituting senescence: