#138 Why We Will Live Past 200 years with Sergey Young

23 Feb 2022

I am fascinated with the science of longevity and I think this is probably the most disruptive area of science and technology that will have huge implications for not only health but also drastically impact culture, society and the planet.

We’ve spoken to longevity researchers in the field, but today I wanted to open up the conversation to the drivers of this research area.

Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend the healthy lifespans of one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded the Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension technological breakthroughs and to make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and is the Development Sponsor of the AGE REVERSAL XPRIZE, a global competition designed to cure aging.

His recent book, The Science and Technology of Growing Young is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. Sergey works closely with and is invested in the research and companies of people like Dr. David Sinclair who’s been on the podcast, Dr. George Church, and Dr. Steve Horvath.

Given the advancement of science and technology in the field of life sciences, it is Sergey’s belief that those who are very healthy in 15 year’s time, will live to 150+ years old.

We talk about the key areas that will disrupt healthcare in the next 5 to 10 years including:

  • Gene Therapy
  • Longevity Drug discovery and development
  • Regenerative medicine

And we glimpse into the future and talk about the inevitability of Radical longevity extension

  • The IOB - internet of bodies
  • Using AGI to power medicine
  • And the unsettling topic of transhumanism

Today’s episode will take a bit of open mindedness, but I think one thing is for sure, the direction of travel is certainly increasing health and lifespan. For that reason, we need to start having these unnerving conversations.

Stick around to halfway through because I ask about Sergey’s daily routine of exercise, supplements, longevity habits and diet, and if you’re an avid listener to the podcast you’ll be pleased to know that pretty much everything that I talk about with Sergey and his longevity activities align with what we talk about here on this podcast!

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