No one wants to die, but it would be crazy to think one could love forever. Though, when considering the possibilities, to have a choice in the matter is much more ideal than not. When I first saw the movie Bicentennial Man starring Robin Williams, my imagination went wild as a kid. The older I got, the more I realized how impossible that future was. That is until I can across Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation. What he is helping them to accomplish goes beyond my wildest dreams, and I’m surely not alone.
With his original donation of half-a-million dollars, Jason Hope wants humankind to live longer and healthier lives. For Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes to be a thing of the past, the things post-modern science fiction. Not may sound crazy, but one day this could very well be our present.
They are looking to develop what’s called rejuvenation biotechnology which will see to it that death doesn’t come with age. That’s because many diseases occur because the body is breaking down faster than it should. There are other species of animals they love under these conditions tortoises exemplify this.
SENS led by Aubrey de Grey, have been able to identify the leading cause of molecular breakdown within the human body. It’s called glucospane, and de Grey has become a leading bioscientist advocating for their research. With donations like Jason Hope, they have been able to accomplish so much, and wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without his help. Governments don’t yet see the benefits of their research, but private donations are helping them pave the way towards real treatments. One hurdle they must overcome is how to remove glucospane from tissue.
As a graduate of Arizona State University, Jason Hope made a name for himself as a top-notch investor with a gift for spotting market trends and investment opportunities. He has made it his mission to ensuring the well being of others as a result. Outside SENS, he donates his time and resources to many other organization and is always looking for new opportunities.
One of his other goals is to put his resources to work by investing in entrepreneurs who otherwise don’t have much-needed funds to turn their ideas into a reality. His selflessness will take us a long way as a species. He sees the bigger picture, and though I have never met him, I’m grateful for him to have relit hope in my childhood dream.
Contact Jason Hope: medium.com/@jasonhope