Do You Want to Live Forever? is a 2007 documentary by film maker Christopher Sykes that delves into the life and work of the enigmatic Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a brilliant gerontologist who believes that medical interventions that can reverse aging are possible within our lifetimes.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is probably the most prominent and consistent advocate for the defeat of aging. Dr. de Grey believes that the first person to live to 150 has probably already been born and that achieving perpetual youth via continual removal of cellular and molecular damage is potentially possible within our lifetimes given adequate research and funding.
In the early 2000s de Grey almost single handedly kicked off the current interest in the repair and maintenance approach to defeating aging which he calls Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, or SENS for short. Aubrey de Grey founded the non-profit SENS Research Foundation in 2009 in order to hasten the research in areas that are underfunded and to educate the general public and academia about the feasibility and importance of ending aging.
Aubrey de Grey’s work is no longer on the fringes of biogerontology as it was in the early 2000s, today his ideas are verging on mainstream with the SENS Research Foundation having papers published in the most prestigious journals including Nature and Science.