Day 2 of the SENS4 conference.
“SENS” stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence.
Senescence is the ‘aging’ of biological cells and tissues. But aging is a vague and poorly defined word. What do you think of when you hear the word ‘aging’.
You might think of words like inevitable, or natural. But you might not be thinking of words like ‘unnecessary’ and cure.
The concept of SENS is to minimize and eventually abolish each of the diseases and complications that result in death from ‘aging’.
When you look at all the reason’s a human being dies, there is no such thing as ‘natural causes’. There is in fact always a measurable breakdown or disorder that eventually gets you. And anything that we can measure and study can eventually be fixed and cured.
The end game with SENS is extending life as long as possible, and more importantly extending QUALITY of life as long as possible. And that is what everybody wants.