What is Longevity Escape Velocity (LEV)?

It may be the key to your living forever!

In physics, escape velocity is the speed at which an object must travel to escape gravitational pull. In longevity studies, it refers to the point where life expectancy increases faster than time passes. When this happens, you become immortal.

Harvard geneticist George Church feels that it may be possible to achieve this state within our lifetimes. Sourav Sinha of the Longevity Vision Fund agrees that, with adequate funding, the possibility of immortality may not be far away.

Recently, more than 2,000 anti-aging pioneers signed the Dublin Longevity Declaration,. This declaration urges the science community to focus on reversing biological aging processes at the cellular level..


Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He believes advanced artificial intelligence (AI) may exponentially accelerate progress in Longevity Studies, and he feels that the extension of a healthy life is a

moral imperative. Pharmaceutical companies are also harnessing AI to work on geroprotective drugs and solutions. 

However, not everyone agrees with the DLD’s priorities..... Geroscientist Thomas Perls, who has extensively studied centenarians, feels that it’s important to work on ameliorating major age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, rather than directing needed funds towards vaguer issues of immortality. He also questions whether radical life extension aiming at immortality is a wise pursuit when we have not yet succeeded in enhancing life quality beyond age 90. 

Regardless of the debate, the Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation is currently studying “robust mouse rejuvenation,” a venture funded by $3 million in donations. The trial combines interventions such as stem cell treatments, rapamycin, and telomere-lengthening gene therapies, all of which aim to extend longevity.

More news about the foundation is here.

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