Seeking immortality: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxSalford

Hey y’all!  This is a TEDx talk freaturing Aubrey de Grey called “Seeking immortality: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxSalford.”

If you’re not familiar with Aubrey de Grey’s work, he is a gerontologist and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation.  His theories have had a major impact in the field of gerontology (aging).  He was the one to make the claim that the first person to live to 1000 may already be alive.  I make it a point to check in on de Grey every once in a while so you’ll hear more about him.  Btw, Aubrey de Grey was the one to coin the term, Methuselarity* (think of it as the mitochondrial singularity).

Here’s a link to a pdf document comparing the Methuselarity and the Singularity.  The document is called, “The singularity and the Methuselarity: similarities and differences.”

The original video can be found at

Runtime: 20:09

Video info:

Published on Mar 25, 2014

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted. Aubrey claims he has drawn a roadmap to defeat biological aging. He provocatively proposes that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born. With his astonishingly long beard, wiry frame and penchant for bold and cutting proclamations, de Grey is a magnet for controversy. A computer scientist, self-taught biogerontologist and researcher, he has co-authored journal articles with some of the most respected scientists in the field.


Curators: Mishal Saeed & Uzair F. Butt
Technical Lead: Mark Earnshaw
Camerawork: Nathan Rae & Team –
Post production: Elliott Wragg –
Audio restoration: Jorge Polvorinos –

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