#52 - Silcon Valley's quest for immortality | Curio

#52 - Silcon Valley's quest for immortality

16 mins | Sep 15, 2021

Today's episode from 16th September 2021. Up first this Friday: Some of the world's best known billionaires are investing their dollars on disrupting death. That's right, Bezos, Zuckerberg and former Google chiefs are figuring out a way to reverse ageing. Find out more about these Benjamin Button-like startups. Then later on, the pandemic has made many of us a bit more skeptical. Whilst scientific doubt can be progressive, the other more conspiratorial type can be damaging. We explore doubt, it's history and how it manifests in society today. Forget the space race, living forever is the next billionaire battle. What do you buy if you already have everything? Eternal youth, apparently. The Financial Times looks at how billionaires are trying to hack the ageing process by investing in cutting edge biology aiming to reprogramme cells back to a younger state. For Nautilus, an evolutionary biologist reflects on the difference between scientific and conspiratorial scepticism. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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