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					The Methuselah Mouse Prize


             David Gobel
              President
           Aubrey de Grey
     Chief Architect – Co-Founder

     The Methuselah Foundation
     www.methuselahmouse.org
Money – Lots and Lots of Money!
Today:Penalties if you look like you’re
   doing what you’re really doing
      Moths around the wrong flame




It’s the rare person indeed who doesn’t eventually “follow the money”
Need a way to Change Society from
 Caution to Enthusiastic Cheering
Your friendly neighborhood black hole




 Prize Dynamics - $1,000 a week
        Prizes Generate Accelerated/increased funding
         (16:1) - huge media - cheering fans - drama




    •   Longitude Prize – Impossible – Like Perpetual Motion
    •   French Academy of Sciences – Highly unlikely
    •   Orteig Prize – Just A matter of time – Spirit of St. Louis
    •   Xprize –You’ve GOT to be kidding –Private Space Travel?

Prizes enjoy a 100 % success rate as a catalyst for the impossible
Moral Hazard: “Let the other guy contribute –I can
   take the pill whether I contribute or not…”


  “Telethon” Style Tote board

  •SETI? – Drake Equation
  •Lifeline Conjecture – Roll your own estimates
  •This is your life – take it or leave it
  •Well, at LEAST do it for your kids!
Within 7 years the prize will be at $10,000,000 and
                      growing




        WWW.METHUSELAHMOUSE.ORG
          Competing Researchers


                            •   Richard Cutler
                            •   Rich Miller
                            •   Rick Weindruch
                            •   Christian Sell
                            •   And now…YOU are
                                Invited!

Must be an INTERNATIONAL Competition - to bring out the
big money! Why? It puts National Pride (and budget $$ on
the table. Contact Aubrey or Dave Gobel to see how to get
involved!

				
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