The field of longevity is expanding, and there are many innovative concepts for the detection, treatment, and prevention of both age-related disorders and ageing itself.
Ideas are being cultivated and guided via funding, regulation, scaling up, and commercialization. It's wonderful to see another option for pairing the two emerge because there are many individuals who can mentor startups and encourage innovation.
LessDeath, a nonprofit organisation in the works, was founded by Mark Hamalainen (Synthego, OpenCures), Jun Axup (E11, IndieBio), and Kia Winslow (BioAge, Change.org).
The group has brought together a group of skilled longevity technologists passionate about assisting people get involved - regardless of their field.
There is a demand for a wide variety of scientists, engineers, programmers, business owners, financiers, technicians, medical professionals, operations specialists, and more.
LessDeath's goal is to support people in finding useful ways to contribute to the goal of maximising human health and lifespan.
What is LessDeath doing?
LessDeath is creating programmes to expand, educate, and assist the longevity community, much to how software boot camps sprang up to serve the expanding software industry offer individualised advice for aspirant effective altruists.
Making social connections, offering individualised career assistance, and connecting individuals with experience and job possibilities that fit their skills and interests will all benefit people from a variety of backgrounds.
LessDeath is combining an annual survey of the longevity community with impact-focused research on longevity technology development, which is further influenced by the Effective Altruism movement.
The outcomes of this will guide our programming and a yearly report on the many routes to a post-aging future, including suggestions on the many ways to participate.
Post-apocalyptic futures and science fiction are prevalent, and if we're slothful, that's what we'll get.
Mark Hamalainen, the director and founder of LessDeath, stated that the organisation prefers to help create a utopian future devoid of disease, ageing, or scarcity in which people care for Earth and do great things in space.
They emphasise how fortunate they feel to have the chance to work on such issues and how, through LessDeath, they hope to encourage more people to get engaged.