I believe the field of aging research is in a similar place as driverless cars were around 2004. By that time universities like Carnegie Mellon had been researching the concept for a decade and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had begun funding competitions to accelerate progress. It would be another 5 years before Google would launch its driverless car business - Waymo - in 2009, and catalyze awareness that it was no longer a question of
Super interesting post! Thank you!