Human societies have become accustomed to treating life as a process of aging and old age as a period of wisdom but also of disease. The ideals of humanism assume a complete rejection of such ideas, and treatments that address the mechanisms of aging present a challenge to how we have come to understand longevity. Old age may no longer make people uncomfortable, and age –may cease to be the most important characteristic of a person. Artificial intelligence has already developed to the point where it is able to diagnose diseases that humans cannot. Nonetheless, the mechanisms of aging are not only difficult to slow down, but hard to identify. Will aging be prevented in the near future, and is society ready for this?
Member of the Board of Directors of the crowdfinding platform Lifespan.io and the Foundation for the Promotion of the Extension of Life
Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest University
CEO Open Longevity
Managing Partner, Medme
Founder of the project "Age of Happiness", Author of "Age of Happiness"