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Aubrey de Grey

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist, a Fellow of the IEET, and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation. The editor of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s only peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging, he is an advocate of research seeking answers to how molecular and cellular metabolic damage brings about aging and ways humans can intervene to repair and/or obviate that damage.

The central goal of Aubrey de Grey’s work is the expedition of developing a true cure for human aging. In his view, the main obstacle to developing such technology is the position of biogerontology at the boundary between basic science and medicine. He believes that the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop truly effective anti-aging medicine mostly exists, but the goal-directed frame of mind that is best suited to turning research findings into tools is very different from the curiosity-driven ethos that generated those findings in the first place.

As a scientist with a training in an engineering discipline, specifically that of computer science, Dr. De Grey believes himself to be well placed to bridge this gap. He attempt to do so in three main ways: by doing basic biogerontology research, identifying and promoting specific technological approaches to the reversal (not merely the prevention) of various aspects of aging, and by arguing in a wide range of forums, extending beyond biologists, for the adoption of a more proactive approach to extending the healthy human lifespan sooner rather than later.

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The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity by Ben Goertzel (2015)

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Biotechnologies That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae (2007)

Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence: Why Genuine Control of Aging May Be Foreseeable by Aubrey de Grey (editor) (2004)

"Report on Nigeria ICT Festival 2015"   Ethical Technology  (Jan 19, 2016)

"When Is A Minion Not A Minion? - Should We Create Aware Machines?"   The Edge  (May 26, 2015)

"Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 2, 2012)

"Live-Blogging the Afternoon of Day One of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 1, 2012)

"Live-Blogging Morning of Day One of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 1, 2012)

"Never Say Die: A Slate/New America Seminar on Radical Life Extension"   New America Foundation  (Nov 16, 2010)

"The singularity and the Methuselarity: similarities and differences"   Strategy for the Future of Health. Bushko R, ed. 2009.  (Sep 14, 2009)

"Can regenerative medicine defeat aging?"   BioNews   (Aug 13, 2009)

"Old People Are People Too"   Cato Unbound  (Dec 3, 2007)

"The Natural Biogerontology Portfolio: Defeating Aging” as a Multi-stage Ultra-grand Challenge"   Biogerontology: Mechanisms and Interventions 1100 (april) Ann NY Aca Sci  (Apr 1, 2007)

"SENS scrutinized"   Sentient Developments  (Jun 10, 2006)

"The scientific quest to “cure aging”"   Metamagician and the Hellfire Club  (Apr 2, 2006)

"Life extension, human rights, and the rational refinement of repugnance"   Journal of Medical Ethics 2005;31:659-663  (Nov 18, 2005)

"Resistance to debate on how to postpone ageing is delaying progress and costing lives"   EMBO Reports  (Oct 14, 2005)

"Nanotech in Medicine"   Always On  (Sep 7, 2005)

"Extended life spans within reach"   CNN  (May 12, 2005)

Recent Multimedia
Aubrey de Grey - Nigeria ICT Fest 2015   2016-01-04

Undoing Aging with Regenerative Medicine   2015-12-21

The Future of Work and Death (Trailer)   2015-10-05

Molecular and Cellular Damage as the Cause of the Diseases of Aging (1:20min)   2015-03-23

Future Day Online   2015-03-01

New Journal of Emerging Technologies Announced (Jul 25, 2018)

HumanityPlus @ Melbourne Conference (Apr 10, 2012)

New JET article by Nicholas Agar (Nov 29, 2010)

Ben Goertzel offering accredited summer course on The Singularity through Rutgers University (Mar 21, 2010)

Nick and Aubrey featured in Time Magazine (Mar 15, 2009)

Past Appearances
Stambler, de Grey @ Super Longevity Conference (New Delhi, India - Oct 03, 2015)

Hughes, Vita-More, de Grey, Roux @ TransVision 2014 (Paris, France - Nov 20, 2014)

2014 Longevity and Genetics Conference: Vancouver (Vancouver - Nov 15, 2014)

Vita-More, de Grey, Pearce @ London Futurists’ Anticipating 2025 (London, UK - Mar 22, 2014)

Natasha Vita-More, Aubrey de Grey, David Pearce @ Anticipating 2025 (Birkbeck, University of London - Mar 22, 2014)