Life Extension Research Won’t Happen Without You (and Your Friends)

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 1.11.36 PMHow can the world make healthy life extension happen? How can we crowdfund the cure to aging?

How can we… How could we crowd fund the cure… how could we #crowdfundthecure… Hmmm, any ideas?

Life extension CAN NOT happen without collective participation. How can everyday people participate? Here is one of the most powerful platforms out there that makes it easy. Now you live or die on your own initiative. You put in a lot of grueling work for hamburgers and waterproof roofs, how far will you go for this grand and incredible life?

You get one shot at this. Please step out of the conventions of life, and into the lifespan movement that is delivering the future to more and more of us poor graveyard-bound souls.

As Science Daily writes in a report on a recent study,

“As those true believers began to converse with those who held the traditional belief system, the tides gradually and then very abruptly began to shift.”

They think that reaching the 10% level of dedicated support for a concept is what changes peoples minds.

We aren’t quite sure what the number is, maybe they are right, but we do know that the support over the years and all of the spreading that you great advocates of life extension have been generating has been paying off.

Ten years ago, it was hard to find any life extension supporters, and crowdfunding research or any life extension project wasn’t very viable. Five years ago, groups and organizations like Longecity and others were scraping together enough supporters to crowdfund some of the first community funded life extension research projects. Now there is so much support, that the new Lifespan.io life extension research crowdfunding platform has been gathering instant backing from big names around the communities, who are well aware of the urgency of projects like this.

The first big project of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, Lifespan.io, is designed for full time funding of life extension research. The official launch came recently. See the press release here.

From the press release, quote,

“This unique approach to crowdfunding gives the public the opportunity to learn about longevity research, meet the people making it happen, and allows them to be a part of promising, historical breakthroughs in life extension technologies.”

One of the first projects using the platform to seek funding is the SENS Mitochondrial repair project which is seeking to develop “a mechanism that can provide your cells with a modified backup copy of the entire mitochondrial genome. This genome would then reside within the protective confines of the cell’s nucleus, thereby mitigating damage to the mitochondrial genome.”

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The project only recently began collecting donations and has already has over 125 backers at time of publication. So, if the scientists at the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center that Science Daily reported on are right, then this is another good sign that the world is on its way to reaching 10% conviction in the importance of standing up for life.

Our supporters in the world of the brick and mortar are important, but most of this is happening right here on the internet. Help keep this news and discussion flowing upward in this information superhighway. Even five minutes per week from 10% of you would get a lot of this work done quickly.

Please, join with this invaluable branch of this important movement. Let’s #crowdfundthecure.

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Eric Schulke is a full-time movement for indefinite life extension activist, which he has worked with for over 15 years. Eric wrote the movement for indefinite life extension guide and a variety of papers on Transhuman topics. He was a Director, Teams Coordinator and ran Marketing & Outreach at the Immortality Institute, now known as Longecity, between 2009 and 2013, and is currently a Lifetime Member. He was Managing Director of ImmortalLife.info for a year, from 2013 to 2014, and is currently a Director at the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation.