Complexity Digest 2003.44 - 14.02
High-Tech Daydreamers Investing In Immortality, NYTimes
Excerpts: He is a geneticist at the University of Cambridge, in England, and his prophecy was straightforward if hard to believe: Getting old and dying are engineering problems. Aging can be reversed and death defeated. People already alive will live a thousand years or longer.
He was at pains to argue that what he calls "negligible senescence," and what the average person would call living forever, is inevitable. His proposed war on aging, he said, is intended to make it happen sooner and make it happen right.
- Source: High-Tech Daydreamers Investing In Immortality
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/01/arts/01AGE.html ], James Gorman, NYTimes, 03/11/01