Skip to content
Who's in the Video

Aubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey, PhD, is Chairman and Chief Science Officer of the Methuselah Foundation. The core of his research is the identification of all forms of cellular and molecular damage[…]

Aubrey de Grey thinks people should ask themselves whether they are sufficiently engaged with their own desires or just sleepwalking through life.

Question: What is a question people should be asking themselves?

Aubrey de Grey: I think people should be asking themselves whether their direction in life is being sufficiently defined by their own desires, or whether they are sleepwalking. But I don’t wanna be too, you know, judgmental on that. Because I know that I’ve had an extraordinarily privileged life. I’ve had an awful lot of luck in being able to get to the point where I could make a lot of money … luck. So a lot of people, you know, they’re sleepwalking through life because that’s all they’ve had the opportunity to be able to do. However some people, I think, are sleepwalking unnecessarily.

Recorded on: June 22, 2007