> Technotranscendence wrote:
> > Correct me if I'm wrong -- and I'm too tired
> > right now to check http://www.lef.org/ --
> > but isn't the Life Extension Foundation funding
> > research to find out why CR works?
> > If so, possibly one route to overcomnig
> > the CR problem -- that is, that we've plenty
> > of food and love to eat it,
> > even lean guys like mean:) -- is to find
> > out how it works and to find
> > another means to get the same effect.
> I don't know what LEF is funding, but yes, your suggestion is being
> by, oh, about a hundred gerontology researchers. That's pretty much THE
> near-term goal for many, if not most, anti-aging researchers these days.
Forgive my ignorance. I did not think so many were doing thus.
> Still, it might take a while for this research to succeed, ergo the
> what to do now?
CR, I guess, though I find it very hard to do so. So far, I only managed to have one good year of CR and that was in 1996.
Of course, you can do everything else that is easier than CR and hope to live long enough for the research to pay off -- or for your favorite future scenario (nanotech, AI, farming cloned organs, uploading, etc.) to come to pass.