Monthly Archives: November 2008

Anders Sandberg, Aubrey de Grey, Nick Bostrom on Future of Human Aging

>Three of my friends and fellow futurists commenting on the future of future of human aging. Anders focuses on uploading the brain (the best preservation, but most challenging), Aubrey de Grey on our attitudes on change. And Nick Bostrom on … Continue reading

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Uncertainty and Conditioning

>The article below quotes research stating that uncertain outcome produces more uncertainty than clear negative outcomes. That makes sense from an adaptive standpoint. Makes me wonder if that is the the same mechanism underlying the advantage of inconsistent conditioning over … Continue reading

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Woman Gets New Windpipe Grown from Her Stem Cells

>Now this is really exciting. New Scientist: Woman Receives Windpipe Built from Her Stem Cells Organ transplants have lots of problems, from the number of donors and availability of the right organ, to the issues of transport and logistics, and … Continue reading

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First Potential Anti-Aging Drug Clears Mouse Trials

>Back in 1990 or so, Tom Johnson demonstrated that it is possible to slow the aging process in a multi-cellular organism. Since then, our knowledge of the biology of aging and the interconnections of caloric restriction, the effects of red … Continue reading

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