They may be able to profit from LEV, longevity escape velocity
, to achieve a much longer life.
One of the predictions he listed was that by 2030, "humanity will have achieved Longevity Escape Velocity for the wealthiest."
Longevity Escape Velocity, in the parlance of Diamandis and his techno-optimist colleagues, is the point after which, with each passing year, the expected life span of those with access to the best regenerative-medicine technologies will increase by more than one year.
Futurists today say that by 2025, science, technology, genomics and all their related studies and development towards health care can bring people to what is now called 'Longevity Escape Velocity
.' Ray Kurzwell, whose technology predictions have been uncanny accurate, explains that technology powered by Artificial Intelligence and other related tech can prolong people's lives.
de Grey has named this required rate of improvement of repair therapies "longevity escape velocity
." One of the more influential academic anti-aging research conferences is organized by Dr.
But even then, we unambiguously see longevity escape velocity.
And that minimum rate is what I call longevity escape velocity. It's the rate at which these rejuvenation therapies need to be improved in terms of comprehensiveness following that first step--the first-generation therapies that give robust human regeneration--in order to stay one step ahead of the problem and to outpace the accumulation of damage that they cannot yet repair.
"I call it longevity escape velocity
-- where we have a sufficiently comprehensive panel of therapies to enable us to push back the ill health of old age faster than time is passing.
If Kurzweil is right and researchers do achieve longevity escape velocity in the next couple of decades so that I am, say, biologically 25 years old again, I promise to forgo receiving any Social Security retirement benefits whatsoever.
Kurzweil calls this the "longevity escape velocity": a scenario where technologies to stave off aging develop faster than people age.
They offer an extensive survey of presently ongoing and potential future AI applications to anti-aging research, at three stages of development--narrow AI, AGI, and superintelligence, finding that medical-focused superintelligence might help humans to achieve 'longevity escape velocity
With optimal funding and support for the preliminary research in the coming 10 years, De Grey speculates a 50% chance of us having the means for what he calls "Longevity Escape Velocity
" within 25-30 years from now.