My body is slowly decaying. It is losing its ability to fight disease. I don't have any particularly nasty type of illness (that I know of) - I am talking about natural age-related decline, the type that we all must deal with sooner or later. Even today, I spent some quality time over at the emergency room - being prodded, probed (ouch!) and medicated.
This video of a Ted talk by Aubrey De Grey gives me some hope that perhaps some of us could be spared the unpleasantness of aging and dying. Is Mr. De Grey a crackpot, or a genius? At the very least, he's intelligent, funny and provocative.