I didn't find anything on interest to post today so I thought I'd just ask you guys your opinion on escape velocity. Let me give you a definition first. Escape velocity is when humans live long enough to escape death because the technological advancement is faster than our body degeneration. Basically, living until 60, getting cancer, curing it, living to 80, getting another disease, curing that and perhaps living until 200 because of some freaking amazing achievement. I've read a book "Long for this World" and it got me very interested in biology but I won't lean towards that career anytime soon. It mentions Aubrey de Grey, a gerontologist who believes he can help us reach it. He is currently part of the Methuselah foundation and is conducting experiments on rats to prolong their lives. In the book it mentions his success. Here's a video of him on TED.