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Rejuvenation Biotechnology: Why Age May Soon Cease To Mean Aging
People are living longer - no longer because of reduced child mortality, but because we are postponing the ill-health of old age. But we’ve seen nothing yet: regenerative medicine and other new medicines will eventually be so comprehensive that people will stay truly youthful however long they live, which means they may mostly live very long indeed. I will discuss both the biology and the sociology of what will be the most momentous advance in the history of civilisation. In particular, I will outline the accelerating progress that has occurred over the past few years as the science of rejuvenation has caught the attention of investors, leading to an exponential explosion in the umber of startup companies developing such technologies.