What's the situation?
Aging is not an absolute, its a shapable relative. A chemical process in our cells, a genetically codified principle. But with the recent rapid biotechnological development, for the first time in history, we have the capabilites and the resources to determine our own fate. Unlocking the ability to attain indefinite lifespans is within reach, it would be fatous not to stretch out and take it.
Bright heads around the world are already working right now to defy Aging, but their number is small and there is so much more that can be done. Whether the defeat of Aging occurs in 30 years or 200 is largely a question of funding. The best way to accelerate this process is by mobilizing those who desire the option of a longer and healthier life into a cohesive social force - crowdfunding relevant research and encouraging for its benefits to society.
Genetic modifications in other species have already achieved great lifespan extensions, as seen for C. elegans (x10 times), Drosophila melanogaster lifespan has been doubled and genetic mutations in mice can increase maximum lifespan to 1.5 times normal. As a non-biologist you have every right to be sceptic, just see the Concerns section and maybe your doubts will be silenced. Biological immortality will not only save up to 100.000 lives per day, but also spare Millions of aging people years of suffering, as well as give society a never seen before economy-boost.
All funding will be used for three purposes, firstly, to setup the Human Immortality Research Institute where research in the areas mentioned in Organisms & Cellular Levels will go underway. Second, to create and strengthen international collaboration of Scientists/Institutions working on longevity, and at last to encourage and support more scientists to get active in the field. The amount and speed of the desired research that can and will be done is completely dependent on the amount of funding acquired