[3-hour podcast]: Aubrey de Grey on the EA case for ending aging


Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist. He’s the co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, which is a non-profit that does basic research on ageing and treatments for ageing.

We start with the basics of ageing, and some critical reactions to the notion that ageing could ever be overcome. Then Aubrey tells us about the seven types of damage that cause ageing and their corresponding repair technologies. I also ask him about the limits of model organisms in ageing research.

If at some point you’d like to skip to Aubrey talking about time estimates for ending ageing and the effective altruism case for ending ageing—you can skip approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes into the podcast.