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Aubrey de Grey

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Aubrey de Grey
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or hardly thinking?

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Aubrey de Grey is a life extensionist and cryonicist who claims that the first person to live to 1,000 is likely already alive.[1] Though not quite as optimistic as some about the nearness of extending life, de Grey claims someone born around the year 2000 has anywhere from a 50 to 80 percent of living much longer than the current lifespan, depending on how much funding SENS and related life extension programs receive in the near future.

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See the main article on this topic: Transhumanism § Radical life extension

PZ Myers believes immortality or even very long lifespans are impossible because the second law of thermodynamics leads to inevitable decay in any living system.[2]

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