Longevity escape velocity

Longevity escape velocity (sometimes referred to as Actuarial escape velocity [1] ) is a term used in the life extension movement. It is a hypothetical situation in which life expectancy is longer than the time that is passing. For example, in a given year in which longevity escape velocity would be maintained,

Life expectancy one year At present, more than one year of research is required for each additional year of expected life. Longevity escape velocity occurs when this ratio reverses, so that life expectancy increases faster than one year per year, as long as it is sustainable. [2] [3] [4]

The first concept Was Publicly Proposed by David Gobel , co-founder of the Methuselah Foundation (MF) citation needed ] . The idea has-been championed by biogerontologist Aubrey de Gray [5] (the other co-founder of the MF), and futurist Ray Kurzweil , [6] Who named one de son books, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever , after- the concept. These two claim by putting further Top That pressure is to science and medicine research focus is Increasing Limits of aging, rather than continuing along its current pace, more likely to be saved in the future, even if the benefit is not immediately apparent. [2]

See also

  • Transhumanism
  • Indiafinite lifespan


  1. Jump up^ singularity2050.com/2008/03/actuarial-escap.html
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Gray, Aubrey DNJ (June 15, 2004), “Escape Velocity: Why the Prospect of Extreme Human Life Extension Matters Now” , PLoS Biol , 2 (6): 723-726, doi : 10.1371 /journal.pbio.0020187 , retrieved 2007-02-12 .
  3. Jump up^ Traister, Rebecca (November 22, 2006), “Diet your way to a long, miserable life!” , Salon.com , retrieved 2016-01-28
  4. Jump up^ Dibbell, Julian (October 23, 2006), “The Fast Supper” , New York Magazine
  5. Jump up^ from Gray, Aubrey; Rae, Michael (September 2007), Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime , New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press , p. 416, ISBN  0-312-36706-6
  6. Jump up^ Birnbaum, Ben (2006), “Extension program” , Boston College Magazine

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