Life, Extended – Audio Edition

Would you like to live to 500? I asked the NWSH community, and this is what they said.


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This week, an unusual instalment.

I’ve long wanted to write a Sunday email that draws on the amazing conversations happening inside the NWSH Slack community.

Here is that email. A few days ago, I asked community members a question about radical life extension. The replies were so thoughtful, I knew immediately that I wanted to share them.

A massive thanks to Blake, Greg, and Gabrielle for offering their perspective in this instalment. And thanks, also, to everyone who makes the NWSH Slack group such a special place.

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How would you answer the question I posed this week? What’s your thinking, more broadly, on the project to radically extend human life?

When I set up the NWSH community, my aim was clear: I wanted to create a space that supercharges all of us, by allowing us to share information, ideas, and new perspectives on our shared future.

Now, there are over 500 members – including a small but dedicated core – doing just that inside the Slack group. And my ambitions have grown. I hope that, together, we can turn NWSH into the leading space online for the discussion of our shared future.

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I’ll be back as usual on Wednesday Until then, be well,


Thanks again to Blake, Greg, and Gabrielle for this and many other brilliant contributions to the NWSH community.

David Mattin is the founder of the Strategy and Futures Research Unit. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption.