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Arc Fusion Dinner, London 2014

Arc Fusion Dinner, London 2014

Arc Fusion Dinner
December 3, 2014


The science of radical life extension and what happens if it succeeds.

What people said

In the next hundred years it’s likely that technology will allow you to live longer, possibly much longer. Have you thought about how long you want to live, and why?

David Ewing Duncan

We have a menu tonight designed to be healthy and to increase your longevity. Bon appetite!

Michael Hebb

Music: Stephen Ridley & “When I’m 164"

Stephen Ridley played the piano and sang.

When I’m 164

The guests at Arc Fusion’s London 2014 dinner recorded a spirited version of “When I’m 164”, a revised version of the Beatle’s "When I’m 64”, written for the 21st century:

When I get older, changing my genes, Living oh so long.
Will you still be mind-hacking valentines, Birthday brain-melds, transgenic wine?
If I’d been married 23 times, Would that bother you?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me?
When I’m a hundred-and-sixty-four?
You’ll be older too.

Listen to the recording.

These lyrics were rewritten by David Ewing Duncan in his book: “When I’m 164: The science of radical life extension and what happens if it succeeds” (TED Books)
- Read more about the book here.

Table Discussion & Ideas

How long do you want to live and why?

Table 1

Robert Urban
Table Talk Leader

Robert Urban is Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston. He joined Johnson & Johnson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was the founding Executive Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

Table 2

Yonca Brunini
Table Talk Leader

Yonca Brunini is Vice President of Marketing for Google. Her teams are spread across thirty countries, including some of EMEA’s hottest locations: Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Israel, Turkey, Dubai, Kenya, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic. Yonca is also the Executive Sponsor of Google Zeitgeist in EMEA and a founding board member of the Google Cultural Institute.

Table 3

Cristiana Falcone
Table Talk Leader

Cristiana Falcone Sorrell serves as Principal Consultant, Office of Outreach and Partnership for the Inter-American Development Bank. Ms. Sorrell serves as Senior Adviser to the Chairman at the World Economic Forum.

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