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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.

Details

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 Lifespan.io. If eligible please send your Lifespan.io account details to elena@lifespan.io to have your tickets comped.

About the author

Steve Hill

As a scientific writer and a devoted advocate of healthy longevity and the technologies to promote them, Steve has provided the community with hundreds of educational articles, interviews, and podcasts, helping the general public to better understand aging and the means to modify its dynamics. His materials can be found at H+ Magazine, Longevity reporter, Psychology Today and Singularity Weblog. He is a co-author of the book “Aging Prevention for All” – a guide for the general public exploring evidence-based means to extend healthy life (in press).
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