This guy plans live to be 200. How serious is he? About R1.5bn

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This guy plans live to be 200. How serious is he? About R1.5bn

It's easy to scoff as he enthuses about replaceable parts and 3D body printing, but he deserves to be taken seriously

Robin Pagnamenta

Sergey Young sits back in his chair and smiles. “Frankly speaking, I’m against immortality,” he says quietly, between sips of chamomile tea. “I think if you take out death from human life, we lose something important.”

It’s breakfast time at London’s Four Seasons Hotel, and Young – who has just set up a new $100m (R1,5bn) Longevity Vision Fund to back anti-ageing treatments – is in a philosophical mood.

In a crisp white shirt and glasses, the 47-year-old Russian – who expects to live to 200 – believes cutting-edge advances in medical technology are on the verge of ushering in a bold new era of far longer and more fulfilling lives for millions of people...

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