The final programme

This is truly profound: “‘I don’t think aging is a random process – it’s a program, an anti-cancer program,’ said Dr. Norman E. Sharpless of the University of North Carolina.”

I’ve never been a life-extension guy – actually, the prospect of an indefinitely-prolonged lifespan strikes me as thoroughly revolting – but in this announcement I do hear the sound of tumblers turning in ancient, enigmatic locks.

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