Anyone who has more money than they know what to do over time is trying to cure aging. Google founder Larry Page has tried it. Jeff Bezos has tried it. Technology billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have tried it. Now the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has about as much money as all together, will prove it.
The Saudi royal family has set up a non-profit organization called the Hevolution Foundation, which plans to spend up to $ 1 billion a year on its oil wealth to research the biology of aging and find ways to increase the number of years that people live well. Health.
The large sum, which overshadows US spending on aging research, could make the Gulf state the main sponsor of researchers trying to understand the underlying causes of aging and how it could be curbed with drugs. . But U.S. research organizations wondering whether to take the money from Saudi Arabia will be forced to fight the ghost of its human rights record. Read the whole story.
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1 Global energy markets are changing dramatically
The dual concern over climate change and the war in Ukraine are forcing governments to be much more active. (Foreign policy $)
+ Biden is significantly increasing measures to support the manufacture of solar panels. (Reuters $)
2 Axon has paused plans to make a taser-equipped drone
After nine members of his ethics board resigned over his proposed plan to install drones in schools to prevent future mass shootings. (WP $)
3 How the CIA was hacked
And why he lost the obvious red flags of his most likely candidate. (New Yorker $)
4 Why robots are outnumbering humans in South Korean factories
Fear of breaking a new worker safety law, companies are reducing their human workforce. (Rest of the world)
+ A new generation of AI-powered robots is taking over the warehouses. (MIT Technology Review)
5 The founding principles of Bitcoin do not stand the test of time
The myth of a decentralized network is largely just that: a myth. (NYT $)
+ White-hat hackers are thwarting crypto-criminals by first stealing their targets. (motherboard)
+ Law enforcement crime units are also improving when it comes to seizing stolen cryptography. (NBC)
6 Dating apps are saturated with teens
Many users are too young, but the platforms do not prevent them from joining. (The Atlantic $)
+ Forget about dating apps – here the newest weddings on the net help you find love. (MIT Technology Review)
7 Non-addictive apps and games are firing
Which seems like a healthier new direction for Silicon Valley. (Bloomberg $)
8 Why life after chronic pain is so confusing
When you no longer experience it, it is difficult to define your identity. (Slate $)
+ The cannabis component of THC may be better than CBD in relieving chronic pain. (Insider)
+ Work is underway to relieve pain without opioids. (MIT Technology Review)
9 Technology whistleblowers are mostly women
Which is a symbol of the broader problems of the technology industry with gender equality. (fast company)
+ He risked everything to expose Facebook. Now tell his story. (MIT Technology Review)
10 Millennials are boring 😴
It’s not just because they can’t afford to do anything fun. (New statesman $)
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