The Death of Death

The duration of human life—longevity—is influenced by genetics, the environment, and our lifestyles. Environmental improvements beginning in the 1900s extended the average life span dramatically with significant improvements in the availability of food, clean water, better living conditions, reduced exposure to infectious diseases, and access to medical care.

The study of longevity genes is a developing science. It is estimated that about 25% of the variation in human life span is determined by genetics, but which genes, and how they contribute to longevity, are not well understood… yet! Once they are understood, might we see the death of death?

To talk about this issue, I was joined on the podcast by director of the Millennium Project, futurist, transhumanist, and author José Cordeiro back to the podcast.

We considered the notion of considering ageing as a curable condition, the difference between stopping ageing and rejuvenation, the consequences of stopping and reversing ageing, and the role that technology is playing in research and will play in the future.

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