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[Feb. 12th, 2009|09:55 pm]
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So some of us were hanging out at D's tonight... with Aubrey de Grey. Turns out he is the sort of guy that not infrequently asks the audience of his talks to take him out to drinks, and he was obliged. Quite a character, pretty sharp.

[User Picture]From: roseandsigil
2009-02-13 03:11 am (UTC)
Awesome. I'd love to hear him talk.
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[User Picture]From: ssaiscps
2009-02-13 05:44 am (UTC)
Hah. Oh noes...
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[User Picture]From: ohhim
2009-02-13 05:56 am (UTC)
Did he reveal the secret to eternal life?
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[User Picture]From: gwillen
2009-02-13 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes but it would be easier to buy his book. :-)
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[User Picture]From: gustavolacerda
2009-02-13 08:17 pm (UTC)
Back in 2004, before he was famous, I attended Aubrey's talk in Milton Keynes, and we drank and watched fireworks together in Alex Ramonsky's backyard. Originally I had planned a meeting at my house (with a speaker who is a cryonicist), but the UK people (including Aubrey) wrote back saying they were going to Alex's thing instead... which caused us in Amsterdam to postpone our meetings, and buy tickets to England. (later I barely managed to hitchhike to my soon-to-be-girlfriend's house in Sheffield; the UK really sucks for hitchhiking, as I found out. All the people who lifted me were immigrants.)

Come to think of it, it seems like a strange thing to do, given I didn't know any of those people in person (including the Dutch ones). I met at the Dutch contingent at the gate, waiting to board the plane.

Aubrey: "So why am I speaking here if the topic of this meeting is Intelligence Augmentation? It's very simple, you see... dead people are stupider than living people"
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2009-02-13 09:43 pm (UTC)
Aubrey: "Well this is completely horrible... except for the bacon".

(On the subject of D's cheese-and-bacon topped fries.)
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