The most recent “Talks at Google” recording released deals with the topic of ending aging, something Google itself appears to be somewhat interested in. Last year, the company started Calico aimed at extending life.
This particular talk comes from Aubrey D. N. J. de Grey, Ph.D. (wow, that’s a lot of initials), Chief Science Officer at SENS Research Foundation.
“Aubrey de Grey has drawn up a roadmap to defeat biological aging,” Google explains in the video description. “He provocatively proposes that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born. In this talk he describes ongoing research into extending healthy human life, and describes how therapies which can add 30 healthy years to the remaining lifespan of a typical 60-year-old may well arrive in the next few decades.”
His book, which he discusses in the talk, is appropriately titled “Ending Aging”.
The talk was recorded on April 7th.
More recent At Google talks here.
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