The Morality of
 Ending Aging
Is it possible?
Aubrey de Grey
The Science

• Aging is result of evolutionary neglect, not
  intent
• Metabolism » Damage » Pathology
• 7 types of damage...
7 Types of Damage
•   Cell loss/atrophy

•   Protein crosslinks

•   Extracellular junk

•   Death-resistant cells

•   Mi...
Longevity Escape
                     Velocity
                          0

Remaining Life
 Expectancy
                   ...
Should we do it?
The Morality of Ending Aging
The Morality of Ending Aging
The Morality of Ending Aging
The Morality of Ending Aging
The Morality of Ending Aging
The Morality of Ending Aging
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I gave a talk in Philosophy on the morality behind Aubrey de Grey's work in life extension

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The Morality of Ending Aging

  1. 1. The Morality of Ending Aging
  2. 2. Is it possible?
  3. 3. Aubrey de Grey
  4. 4. The Science • Aging is result of evolutionary neglect, not intent • Metabolism » Damage » Pathology • 7 types of damage; No new type of damage identified since 1982
  5. 5. 7 Types of Damage • Cell loss/atrophy • Protein crosslinks • Extracellular junk • Death-resistant cells • Mitochondrial mutations • Lysosomal junk • Nuclear mutations
  6. 6. Longevity Escape Velocity 0 Remaining Life Expectancy 30 50 100 80 Time
  7. 7. Should we do it?

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