Life Extension

TagLast edit: 31 Jul 2020 12:21 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Life Extension is the theory /​ practice of extending human lifespans – for decades, centuries. or much longer. This includes advice that applies to individuals, research projects that might extend human lifespans as a whole, or philosophical discussion of the concept.

See also Aging, and Cryonics—a particular life extension technique that has received a lot of discussion on LessWrong.

Lifestyle in­ter­ven­tions to in­crease longevity

RomeoStevens28 Feb 2014 6:28 UTC
232 points
384 comments12 min readLW link

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
344 points
174 comments11 min readLW link1 review

My guide to lifelogging

Matthew Barnett28 Aug 2020 21:34 UTC
23 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] What is our true life ex­pec­tancy?

adamzerner23 Oct 2020 23:17 UTC
14 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What in­for­ma­tion on (or rele­vant to) modal im­mor­tal­ity do you recom­mend?

Mati_Roy4 May 2020 11:30 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

How much should we value life?

adamzerner6 Sep 2021 22:30 UTC
28 points
25 comments37 min readLW link

[Question] What are ar­ti­cles on “lifel­og­ging as life ex­ten­sion”?

Mati_Roy13 May 2020 20:35 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is tak­ing ba­copa good for life ex­ten­sion?

Mati_Roy23 May 2020 8:54 UTC
8 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Fast­ing Mimick­ing Diet Looks Pretty Good

sarahconstantin4 Oct 2018 19:50 UTC
81 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
135 points
37 comments5 min readLW link

Al­cor vs. Cry­on­ics Institute

prespectiveCryonaut9 Apr 2012 1:49 UTC
49 points
125 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] If you are signed up for cry­on­ics with life in­surance, how much life in­surance did you get and over what term?

Eli Tyre22 Jul 2020 8:13 UTC
25 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
316 points
91 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Why is ag­ing re­search our pri­mary at­tempt at im­mor­tal­ity?

sd16 Aug 2020 23:47 UTC
1 point
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why is loss of mus­cle cells not con­sid­ered one of the hal­l­marks of ag­ing?

ChristianKl5 Jan 2021 14:19 UTC
11 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s up with the Tar­get­ing Aging with Met­formin (TAME) trial?

ChristianKl7 Jan 2021 23:31 UTC
21 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

2 in­no­va­tive life ex­ten­sion ap­proaches us­ing cry­on­ics technology

Mati_Roy2 Apr 2021 0:54 UTC
41 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Should we vac­ci­nate against PGBD5 which codes for a trans­posase?

ChristianKl8 Jun 2021 19:22 UTC
18 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Longter­mism vs short-ter­mism for per­sonal life extension

Mati_Roy17 Jul 2021 3:52 UTC
12 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

In­ter­est in Biosta­sis: Much More Than You Wanted to Know. (Re­sults from the ACX 2021 Biosta­sis/​Cry­on­ics Sur­vey)

Synaptic11 Aug 2021 0:43 UTC
30 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

[Question] Does any­one have an anki deck on age­ing /​ re­ju­ve­na­tion biotech­nol­ogy that they could share?

freedomandutility10 Oct 2021 16:54 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

How cur­ing ag­ing could help progress

jasoncrawford22 May 2022 22:43 UTC
47 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Eter­nal youth as eter­nal suffering

shminux4 Jun 2022 1:48 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

A Good Pos­ture - Mus­cles & Self-Aware­ness.

leggi15 Nov 2019 9:19 UTC
10 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­ing the Longevity Re­search Institute

sarahconstantin14 Dec 2018 20:20 UTC
79 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Why peo­ple want to die

PhilGoetz24 Aug 2015 20:13 UTC
87 points
175 comments2 min readLW link

Even bet­ter cry­on­ics – be­cause who needs nanites any­way?

maxikov7 Apr 2015 20:10 UTC
69 points
41 comments6 min readLW link

Life Ex­ten­sion through Diet Modification

Caerbannog16 May 2011 18:36 UTC
23 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Op­ti­mism ver­sus cryonics

lsparrish25 Oct 2010 2:13 UTC
48 points
110 comments1 min readLW link

death-is-bad-ism go­ing a lit­tle bit more main­stream?

Psy-Kosh24 Mar 2011 8:27 UTC
20 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

How to avoid dy­ing in a car crash

[deleted]17 Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
117 points
294 comments7 min readLW link

An alarm­ing fact about the anti-ag­ing community

diegocaleiro16 Feb 2015 17:49 UTC
44 points
65 comments2 min readLW link

[LINK] Larry = Harry sans magic? Google vs. Death

shminux18 Sep 2013 16:49 UTC
36 points
55 comments1 min readLW link

Up­date on the Brain Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion Prize

Andy_McKenzie26 May 2015 1:47 UTC
41 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Help the Brain Preser­va­tion Foundation

aurellem13 Nov 2013 21:18 UTC
34 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

BHTV: de Grey and Yudkowsky

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Dec 2008 15:28 UTC
10 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

(How) should we pur­sue hu­man longevity?

Milan Cvitkovic24 Oct 2020 19:13 UTC
21 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Age Later

PeterMcCluskey27 Oct 2020 4:21 UTC
28 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Im­pact of ag­ing re­search be­sides LEV

emanuele ascani6 Jun 2019 10:42 UTC
15 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Aging re­search and pop­u­la­tion ethics

emanuele ascani28 Apr 2019 7:21 UTC
15 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Recom­men­da­tions for donat­ing to an anti-death cause

fowlertm9 Apr 2014 2:56 UTC
26 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are there easy, low cost, ways to freeze per­sonal cell sam­ples for fu­ture ther­a­pies? And is this a good idea?

Eli Tyre9 Jul 2019 21:57 UTC
20 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Fitness

David_Gross21 Dec 2020 16:51 UTC
15 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Why SENS makes sense

emanuele ascani22 Feb 2020 16:28 UTC
28 points
2 comments31 min readLW link

Why the out­side view sug­gests that longevity es­cape ve­loc­ity is a long time away and cry­on­ics is a much more fea­si­ble op­tion for those al­ive to­day: sig­nal-boost­ing a com­ment by Calm-Meet9916 on Reddit

Synaptic8 Jan 2021 17:20 UTC
32 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Aging: A Sur­pris­ingly Tractable Problem

Quinn8 Apr 2021 19:25 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link


blackstampede5 Aug 2021 14:22 UTC
6 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

To ev­ery peo­ple ac­cord­ing to their language

Yair Halberstadt4 Oct 2021 18:42 UTC
32 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Why ra­tio­nal­ists are not much con­cerned about mor­tal­ity?

SurvivalBias10 Feb 2022 0:11 UTC
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Brain preser­va­tion to pre­vent in­vol­un­tary death: a pos­si­ble cause area

Andy_McKenzie22 Mar 2022 12:36 UTC
36 points
1 comment10 min readLW link

Notes on Robert McIn­tyre’s Brain Preser­va­tion Talk at the Long Now Foundation

JohnGreer28 Apr 2021 20:47 UTC
7 points
3 comments13 min readLW link

In­ter­view with Nec­tome CEO Robert McIn­tyre—Brain Preser­va­tion, Per­sonal Iden­tity, AGI, and More

JohnGreer23 Feb 2022 1:54 UTC
14 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Is par­tial iPSC re­pro­gram­ming to re­ju­ve­nate hu­man cells a big deal?

blackstampede11 Apr 2022 18:14 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

We tran­shu­man­ists want im­mor­tal­ity… But is it re­ally pos­si­ble?

superads9130 Apr 2022 13:01 UTC
1 point
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