De Grey believes that, within the next 20 years or so, scientists will finally solve one of humanity’s greatest problems.
“The fact is, aging kills 110,000 people worldwide every fucking day,” de Grey said at a Virtual Futures event attended by Inverse in London on Wednesday, in a conversation with group director Luke Robert Mason.
Through his foundation, de Grey is working to solve seven types of aging damage that he believes are the key to a breakthrough. In the future, de Grey imagines humans will develop rejuvenation clinics to regularly combat these seven issues and send people on their way.
These clinics may stay in the realm of the super-rich for a short time, but de Grey believes that a movement will very quickly form to bring these technologies to the general public.
De Grey dismisses the idea that any of this would be bad for the planet.
“The fact is, there is no such thing as overpopulation in an absolute sense,” de Grey said.