While Jason Hope is one of the big names involved with supporting the SENS Foundation and their goals to slow down aging, there are many other people supporting the important tasks that they are trying to complete. Even Peter Thiel, the co-founder of payment giant PayPal has shown a lot of interest in Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Foundation and even gave an investment that allowed them to begin some of their first topics of research. Some other investors such as the co-founders of Google have also been investing in biotech companies that are researching on anti-aging.
Jason Hope is an investor in his career, but the money that he has given to SENS is an act of pure philanthropy. Investors such as himself and Peter Thiel are tech entrepreneurs who are wanting to bring change to the world by encouraging the development of important technology. They want the future to be better for humanity and are using a large part of their sizable wealth to help make this happen quicker. He has stated that he has a strong passion for philanthropy on a personal level and does it to make the lives of others better while helping him feel more fulfilled in his own.
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It’s important to remember that the goal with anti-aging is not to try to cheat death in any way. While there will soon be considerable breakthroughs happening in the field, there isn’t much of a chance that the technology required to extend people’s lives by hundreds of years in anywhere near development or approval in the near future. Some of these treatments that are developed in the near future may still take a long time to be completed and approved as well as the process can be very complicated.
Instead of just trying to treat individual diseases that are related to aging as they happen, Jason Hope wants to be able to prevent aging in their entirety in the future.
The tech savvy believes we may see a time with almost no cases of illnesses like Alzheimer’s. With some animals such as hydras never experiencing signs of aging, the world may someday see the same in humans.