Apr 27, 2018

CGP Grey: The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

CGP Grey has produced a new video, this time an animated version of Prof. Nick Bostrom’s “The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant”. The fable is a powerful metaphor for aging and the acceptance mechanisms that have led humans to schedule their entire lives around its diktat.

There’s a good chance that ten or fifteen years from now, we’ll look back at this moment in history and realize that we were living through the beginning of a revolution, the first baby steps of what would eventually become a global movement. Maybe it’ll take longer, but just like it was for human flight, the unmistakable signs of the upcoming paradigm shift are all around us.

If you are paying attention to the field of rejuvenation biotechnology, you’re noticing how more and more experts have dared to “come out” and speak of aging not only as a medical problem to be solved but also one that we might just be able to relegate to medical history books in the relatively near term; you’re noticing the technical progress, big and small; how the topic is moving from fringe to mainstream; how more people join the cause; and how previously dismissive and uninterested people now react to this change, either by disputing the feasibility or desirability of defeating aging.

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