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For those who don't know, at some point we will be able to cure senescence (or the aging process) as long as we don't blow ourselves up first.

That video presents ideas for the amelioration of senescence or aging and only to a certain extent, not a cure.  The Chief Science Officer of the organization behind that video once stated that the word "cure" has done more harm than good with respect to educating people about aging.  The word "cure" implies that aging is a disease, which is something that some people get throughout their lives and some don't.  That's not what aging is.  It's a side-effect of being alive in the first place and there is no evidence that it can be fully stopped.

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10 hours ago, [email protected] said:

That's not what aging is.  It's a side-effect of being alive in the first place and there is no evidence that it can be fully stopped.

The choice of wording is indeed paramount. I thought of that when the book recommendation Ending Aging was addressed. I'd be inclined to substitute aspect or attribute for side-effect, however.

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