The Foresight Institute is tracking longevity and rejuvenation science and technology.
There are already over 130 funded companies working on aging damage repair and aging reversal. A few of the companies are publicly traded with valutions over $500 million. The antiaging companies oist is maintained at this link by Karl Pfleger.
Foresight has interviewed many people working on longevity and rejuvenation and compiled a three-page whitepaper that describes the longevity technology tree that maps out the work in the field.
Foresight uses the technology tree to try to answer a set of questions:
• What is happening in the field of longevity?
• I’m interested, what can I do to help?
• What level of funding exists for each strategy?
• What future possible products or services are related to the portion I am investing in?
• Who else is working on something related to my idea? What about upstream/downstream ideas?
• What applications are being pursued for my work? How much funding is there?
In order to answer these questions, there is the need for a quick and detailed view of the field of longevity. The concept is to build an interactive map of longevity science that contains information about efforts and open challenges in each domain.
This map will be digital and dynamic. Each node will be clickable. For instance, clicking on the Microbiome node should bring up a zoom-in page. This page contains standard information on groups, labs, companies, working on the node and zooms in on the core mechanism, including available tools, emerging interventions, and relations to other areas.
SOURCES – foresight Institute
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15 thoughts on “Longevity and Rejuvenation Technology Overview”
Aging billionaires are already providing a lot of funding and my guess is that, as they get even older, they will keep upping the ante.
What good to live to 90 and die with 100 billion, when you could invest 50 billion of that and possibly live to 180?
There are already 130+ funded companies working on aging damage repair and aging reversal. List is maintained at this link
Unfortunately, most health care is re-active (i.e. too late or costly to recapture) rather than pro-active. Which may be the fault/ disinterest of the average person, a lack of predictive tools, or a lack of early-stage/ ongoing monitoring. Will Apple watch or similar diagnostic home tool save us from lack of timely info???
So, how soon 'till I can get my over-the-counter anti-aging supplements? 🙂
"The anti-aging supplement that Dr. Sekhar and his colleagues tested helps mitigate these issues by correcting a decrease in glutathione. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant found in cells. This antioxidant is extremely vital in protecting our bodies from oxidative stress, as well as protection from mercury and other toxic metals."
Indeed, this is the right place to start looking at. Makes much more sense then prone to misconceptions Dogma medicine does.
The tree displayed is a prototype diagram, they haven't actually made the real thing.
They're basically saying, "Wouldn't it be great if we had a tree that connects all this stuff? It would really help communicate things and situate any new research in perspective."
really? I figured the future of preservation and repair would be more warm&wet and less vitrified – sort of a bacta-tank with nanobot intervention several times a week.
Nice site. Already health-span has become a society-wide focus:
Agreed. A business-focus to prune the post-doc research tree.
Already the cryonics industry refocusses:
Tree mend us!
Probably a good resource, but at the end of the day the money required to sustain such a vast web of complex research will need early and obvious successes, widely available to the public. Unlikely that private donors, insurance companies, and government funding will 'take up the slack' until local clinics and over-the-counter products/ services can be widely distributed. I would argue that a multi-Covid-vacc-scale of worldwide program would be needed to see any kind of progress- as in hundreds of researchers in dozens of billion-dollar labs- for this half-century.
You need a business-hero to rein it in and focus deliverables.
What are the likely priorities that would bring the public's money in the next few decades:
1. extend my mature peak-of-health period of life (say 40 to 55) by 20+ years
2. extend my old age highly functional period of life (say 70 to 85) by 30 – 50+ years
3. store my memories/ personality indefinitely
What are the likely break-throughs that would solidify the industry and change society, though probably next century:
1. allow my memories/ personality to be reinstalled into a biological/ technological device capable of sensing and interacting with the world
2. allow all of my organs and defining characteristrics to be replaced/ upgraded so that my essence can be sustained indefinitely in a human-like container
3. allow my physical body and mind to hibernate and be restored after multi-decade low-maintenance storage
can use tasks articled above
Weird. NAD is a dead end in the diagram yet it’s central to so many processes including SIRT function and is of major interest in terms of supplements. I’m a little skeptical of this….
Shhh, he’s here to preach and shill for his favorite website, not listen to free advice!
You didn't look in the tree and find all the molecular biology of liver functioning, did you?
No. There is no use to talking about longevity if the liver is not working properly. It is liking fixing a car when the engine is not working.
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