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The Abolition of Ageing by 2040!

The Abolition of Ageing by 2040!

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  •  74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD
Suitable for: Adults
David Wood was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. Software written by h... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
What would you change about yourself?
Would you abolish your laugh lines?
Ban all crows from landing under your eyes?
Kill the grey for good?
Would you—if you had the power—strip away all the visible effects of ageing?

If scientists decide to make de-ageing a priority, there’s around a 50% chance that practical rejuvenation therapies will be widely available as early as 2040. People everywhere, on the application of these treatments, will have the option to become ageless.

This possibility tends to provoke two powerful objections. First, people say that it’s not possible that such treatments are going to exist any time soon. The technical challenges remain overwhelmingly difficult.

Secondly, people say that any such treatments would be socially destructive and morally indefensible.

Join David Wood, who will argue instead that rejuvenation is a noble, highly desirable, eminently practical destiny for our species – a “Humanity+” destiny that could be achieved within just one human generation from now.

He'll also discuss ongoing "business as usual" medical improvements, and he'll consider steps that we can all take to increase the chance of us living long enough to be able to reach the point of worldwide de-ageing!

Venue: Whitworth Locke, Manchester

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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