I was surprised. Prominent researcher Aubrey de Grey thinks that we are a lot closer to solving the medical problems related to aging
I think we have a 50-50 chance of getting to work on longevity escape velocity, the point where we are postponing the problem of aging faster than time is passing and people are staying one step ahead of the problem. I think we have a 50-50 chance of reaching that point within 20 years of now, subject only to improved funding on the early-stage research that’s happening at the moment.
So-called “escape velocity” is reached when fixes for problems caused by aging work faster than the occurrence of the problems themselves.
On the other hand, and to be honest, I can think of a few people who I hope do get old.