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Has the first person to Live to 1,000 already been born?

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SENS Research Foundation co-founder Aubrey de Grey believes in a world in which we no longer age. At a London event, he explained that he believes the first person who will live to be 1,000 has already been born, and we'll solve this "aging problem" within 20 years.
TO BE YOUNG FOREVER

Aging has plagued biological organisms since life first began on planet Earth and it’s an accepted and universally understood part of life. Sure, things like climate change pose significant threats to society, but aging will almost certainly still exist even if we ever manage to stop damaging our environment.

That said, scientists aren’t the kind of people who just live with the cards life has dealt them, and are especially likely to use their understanding of the world to solve difficult and seemingly impossible problems — like aging.

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is one such person. Through the co-founding of the SENS Research Foundation and his role as chief science officer, de Grey has set out to end biological aging. The foundation’s “About” page makes it clear that de Grey believes “a world free of age-related disease is possible.”

Speaking at a Virtual Futures event in London on Wednesday, Inverse confirmed that de Grey truly believes in this goal, even going so far as to boldly state that the first person that will live to be 1,000 years-old has already been born. He also thinks science will have found a way to perfect anti-aging treatments within the next 20 years.
https://futurism.com/aging-expert-person-1000-born/

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It wasn't that long ago that I would have said no.
Early on in the age of technology, predictions were all off.
'2001 a Space Odyssey' is a perfect example. We don't have a base on the Moon, commercial space flights, a giant space station, or a manned mission near Jupiter. We're getting close, but most of those things are still a ways off, and we're already almost 2 decades past 2001.
That said, in my opinion, circumstances have reversed. We now often realize advances earlier than predicted.
So, this guy could just be right.

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