April 5, 2011

USA: Who Wants to Live Forever?

LOS ANGELES / Gerontology Research Group / April 5, 2011

Reason-TV has just up-loaded a new YouTube interview on
"The Secrets of the Oldest Old."

UCLA's Dr. Stephen Coles studies the oldest people in the world.

Hitting the century mark isn't enough to pique his interest because Coles' research focuses on supercentenarians, that is, those at least 110-year-old.

Today Coles recognizes only 88 people worldwide as supercententarians, and the list is available at the Gerontology Research Group website (www.grg.org).

Dr. Coles sat down with Reason.tv's Ted Balaker to explain why supercententarians live so long, what eventually does them in (it's not old age), and what could be done to help them (and the rest of us) live longer lives.

Topics include: FDA regulations, the Singularity, and immortality.

Approximately 12:20 minutes. Music by Jason Shaw @ audionautix.com.

Interview shot by Paul Detrick, Hawk Jensen, and Zach Weissmueller. Edited by Detrick.
This production is a professional, well-edited, three-camera shoot with excellent sound quality.

Go to http://www.reason.tv for downloadable versions

L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder

Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group