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April 21, 2012

Be Curious in Two Ways Says Aubrey de Grey




 
Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey responds to the question what makes him curious by describing two reasons to be curious. "Finding things out just for the sake of finding things out" has turned out to be a good strategy for humans over the millenia because it routinely delivers useful knowledge. The other reason is to have a goal in mind, like, say, "defeating aging." The key to progress for him: emphasize both.
Founded in 2000, the IdeaFestival (IF) is a world-class event that attracts leading and highly diverse thinkers from across the nation and around the globe to explore and celebrate innovation, imagination and cutting-edge ideas.

The IdeaFestival is a unique non-linear program designed to stretch people's horizon's and promote breakthrough thinking. It uses multiple venues to showcase, discuss and connect important ideas in science, the arts, design, business, film, technology and education.

At the IF event in Louisville, Kentucky in September, Aubrey de Grey, author of Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime a presented a  discussion of his work in longevity and life-extension.  Full video of the talk can be seen on FORA.tv.

In the video below, anti-ageing researcher and chief Scientific Officer at the SENS Foundationde Grey talks about what makes him curious.

For de Grey there are two reasons to be curious. "Finding things out just for the sake of finding things out" has turned out to be a good strategy for humans over the millenia because it routinely delivers useful knowledge. The other reason is to have a goal in mind, like, say, "defeating aging."

The key to progress for him: emphasize both.






SOURCE  IdeaFestival TV

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