Friday, February 11, 2005

The 5,000-year-old man

Another interview with Aubrey de Grey. "de Grey has helped create the Methuselah Mouse Foundation, which is offering substantial financial awards to scientists who can profoundly increase the lifespans of mice. The award’s name—the “M-Prize”—is a variation on the X-prize, which rewards researchers working to create low-cost space flight for the development of space tourism."


April said...

Hi there,

Thanks for commenting on Aubrey and the M Prize! What do you think of a prize for extending life spans in lab animals?

If you get a minute, check out my blog at The issue "Life Extensionists' Dinner Party" is about Aubrey's recent visit to Calgary, AB, CA.

Your fellow blogger,

fb4 said...

Given how the X-Prize moved commercial interest in space travel, the M-Prize may do the same. I do think though, the political systems we have may make this a much more rocky road than Branson will get.

Whatever happens it is going to be the start of mass awareness that the future for us is not going to be the same as it was for our grandparents.