Longevity Escape Velocity
Wouldn't it be nice to participate the achievements of the future,especially the distant future?
I think this is a fundamental goal of life. On the other hand, the future of mankind depends on our activities today. So we need the future and the future needs us.
Note, that any projects which aim to expand the human lifespan do not just help other people. They are longterm investments in your very own life.
The term "longevity escape velocity" is introduced by the biogerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey. The meaning of this term in a nutshell:
Scientists are working hard on the things that age us. What they know is if they could maintain the physiology that a 10-12 year old has you could live as long as you want, a 1000, a 5000, a 10000 year lifetime would not be out of the question. So the rate of scientific advance speeds up, and at some point in the near future they start to add a year of life expectancy for every year you live, then we have escape velocity. The scientist then tell us your life expectancy is now 110, but before you reach 60 they tell you your life expectancy is now 160 and we have therapies to makeyou younger. Now you look 40, but your 100 years old. The scientist work hard because with success comes profits and even more discovery to make it cheaper to make people young. Now they tell you forget about 160 we can make you young(10-12) and your life has no limits other than don't step in front of a bus or jump in a volcano.
The event date = date when science will achieve the possibility of longevity escape velocity is an open question. Some scientists say, it could be possible within a few decades. Other researches expect still centuries to reach this significant event. Many scientists agree that the longevity escape velocity is eventually inevitible.
Let's try the best to reach this event. In my opinion we need to use cryonics for this goal because it will still take centuries until that event. But maybe I am too pessimistic.
Nevertheless, lets start projects that raises the chance to participate the future longevity escape velocity.
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The time necessary to reach the longevity escape velocity and the possibility to reach this time depends essentially on the future scientific efforts. Money is essential to make the scientific effort attractive for the scientific community. Every donation here is an investment in your very own future.