We are pleased to announce a special event in San Francisco on Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST the opportunity to meet Dr. Aubrey de Grey from the SENS Foundation who will also be attending. This is a special screening of Altered Carbon, a new science fiction series coming to Netflix and based on the superb book by Richard Morgan.

In 2002, Richard Morgan burst on to the science fiction scene with a riveting novel Altered Carbon, about a future where every human baby is inserted with backup hard drive in the spine as a “backup” of their brain, capable of being re-inserted into fresh bodies upon the birth body’s demise. The story, set in San Francisco, is now a Netflix series showcasing the dark and dangerous world of Takeshi Kovachs where nobody lives forever, but for those wealthy enough, they can re-upload their digitized selfs from clone to another forever.

All proceeds of the ticket sales will go to the 501(3) c nonprofit Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, an organization that offers grants to scientists who are making real-life efforts to expand human lifespan and slow the ravages of human aging.

Longevity researcher & TED Fellow Dr. Aubrey De Grey will be in attendance and offer some remarks on the current state of longevity research here in the real world, before we partake of the fictional one.


Fri, February 2, 2018 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST

54 Washburn St San Francisco, CA 94103

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Mingling with other Altered Carbon fans, no-host bar will be offering Altered Carbon themed drinks and snacks.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Remarks, Q&A by Aubrey De Grey. Setup of A/V equipment and rearranging of seats for audio.

9:00 pm -11:00 pm: Gather and view the first two episodes of Altered Carbon on the big screen.

Tickets available here.

This event is free for Lifespan Heroes of any level, or those who have donated more than 1k to campaigns on If eligible please send your account details to [email protected] to have your tickets comped.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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