Russian plan for immortality [link]

http://​​www.cbc.ca/​​news/​​your­com­mu­nity/​​2012/​​07/​​hu­man-im­mor­tal­ity-could-be-pos­si­ble-by-2045-say-rus­sian-sci­en­tists.html

The nice thing about Rus­si­ans (I’m from that neigh­bor­hood origi­nally) is that they are ab­solutely crazy and will try just about any­thing. They also prob­a­bly have/​had sec­ond-best sci­ence cul­ture be­hind US (though they suffered sig­nifi­cant brain drain as huge num­bers of ed­u­cated Jews left in the last 25 years). They have less reg­u­la­tion and quite a few rich peo­ple with ideas. Seems like a worth­while group to keep in touch with.