Growing old is a fact of life that cannot be avoided. The more people live the older they will become. This is the natural process of things that will not change. However, the aging process can be slowed down, and it can also happen with few (or none) incidences of disease. This is what SENS co-founder Aubrey de Grey and futurists Jason Hope both believe.
SENS stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Science. It is a foundation that specializes in finding cures for age related problems. This organization has been around since 2009 and it conducts extensive research into finding solutions that will help to eliminate age related diseases. Aubrey de Grey is a leading biomedical gerontologist and he is one of the key players in the SENS Foundation Research group. Jason Hope and he have a great relationship that is centered around their quest to end age related diseases and problems.
Jason Hope is a futurist or an individual that has a good working knowledge about technology and how it will impact the future. He realizes that some of the most important technologies that will impact the world will happen in the field of medicine. When it comes to dealing with medical research related to the aging process; researchers take a proactive approach. This simply means that the research typically produces better than average results.
Jason Hope has given millions towards SENS because he believes strongly in this project. Aubrey de Grey used most of his inheritance to help get SENS up and running. Since that time, he has been able to double SENS Research Foundation’s yearly budget. The company now makes about $4 million a year. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
Aubrey de Grey really appreciates Hope’s contribution because it allows the company more funding to continue its research. Funding is necessary to make research work. Without a funding source, a research company will not be able to stay in business for too long. Also, SENS has to make some type of viable discoveries with its research. If they are not producing viable results, chances are no one will back them. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging
Hope and Aubrey de Grey’s quest in finding age-related cures is important. They want to ensure that future generations can reduce their incidence of age related diseases. Both men want ensure that people can live longer, healthier and more productive lives for many years beyond their life expectancy. Via Twitter