Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Aubrey de Grey documentary
I've been working on an illustration commission and because my mind always wonders when I draw I enjoy playing documentaries at the background. I watched four documentaries yesterday and a bit of tennis and two documentaries today. The most shocking one was the one above about Aubrey de Grey's theories of repairing cell damage and extending human life.
I definitely do not want to live for 500 years and I believe death is part of a bigger picture and that even though it might appear tragic to begin with, it is a wonderful thing...like sleep! This documentary made me think a lot and probably one day we will indeed have longer life spans (since life expectancy is a lot higher now than what it used to be 300 years ago) but there is something quite unsettling about it all.