Thursday, October 25, 2007

Immortality's 8 Most Important individuals

1. Aubrey De Grey
Some call him 'The prophet of immortality' some call him 'the face of immortality". De Grey is a biomedical gerontologist, and author of 'the Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging'. He is working to expedite the development of a cure for senescence (the "aging process"), a medical goal he refers to as engineered negligible senescence. more

2. Robert Freitas
Freitas is a top research scientist at Zyvex and a senior Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. Has contributed to a number of aging developments in the last 2 years. more

3. Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor and futurist. He is also a technologist and author of the bestselling book, "The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence." In 2005, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates called Kurzweil "the best at predicting the future of artificial intelligence." more

4. John Sperling
Sperling has donated over $50 million dollars immortality research. He has spearheaded a team of top scientists to study anti-aging. With a net worth of nearing 3 billion dollars, having his focus on immortality is extremely more

5. Francis S. Collins
M.D., Ph.D. Collins is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He led the successful effort to complete Human Genome Project. more

6. Ben Bova
President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005. The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books. more

7. David Suzuki
Suzuki is scientist, activist, broadcaster. He is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has become known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. Also the creator of, "Living forever: the longevity revolution" more

8. Scott F. Gilbert
Gilbert is Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College where he teaches developmental genetics, embryology, and the history and critiques of biology. He has written numerous textbooks and is currently on the Board of the Directors of the International Society for Differentiation and also serves on the education committee of the Society for Developmental Biology. more

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