In spite of all this, I am not only a longevity optimist, I also believe that we must strive for an unlimited lifespan, for the physical immortality of mankind. I believe in the incredible power of the human mind and the unquenchable desire to live. At the end of the day, the work of tens of thousands of people will bear fruit.
We need to closely monitor potential drivers of social processes. For example, it might be transhuman art. Art that evokes the desire to act in favor of extending the human potential.
As for the odds. We will stand a good chance when we have a good strategy. Look, the fight against aging is extremely difficult at the molecular level. But it is no less difficult at a social level. We need to press thousands of levers, spin millions of wheels of public order, to be able to radically change the situation in favor of prolonging life.
Enumeration won't solve these tasks.
What is the current solution for raising funds? By increasing the amount of content related to scientific achievements. It is believed that people with resources will read a lot about aging and start spending private and public money. It is working, but not at all to the extent that we would like it to.
There are no strong longevity lobbyists in the world because no one pays for such work. Private funding goes to venture capital.
We need some sort of devious strategy. We must use the scientific method not only in the laboratory but also in the organization of social change. Here, we also need big data, but of a different nature: what role the struggle for life holds in public minds and what the factors that can influence public opinion are.
Now, these are the direct tasks of our organization, Open Longevity