Communities/forums/online communities in geroscience/aging (or upstream - aka more general biology/neurobiology)

For most biology people, the most useful communities are not in longevity/aging, but rather, in more general biology areas [eg DNA Deviants or Neurotech X]. A lot of the longevity communities seem to attract a certain kind of groupthink (and people clustered in them often “seem to be the same person”)

Other places

  • Aubrey de Grey’s old Facebook wall (still has many people. but mot really worth reading anymore()
  • Bay Area Anti-aging meeting (also the old meetups karl pfleger and foresigh tinstitue arranged)
  • Ben Goertzel’s singularitynet and the ecosystem around him
  • RAADfest
  • the community around Peter Diamandis
  • About Us | Brains@Play
  • (celebrity health gossip, not aging, but like, they track the health of older people so it could be relevant at some point). Similar with

There are lots of Russian communities too (they tend to be “more interesting” - very orthogonal but also more BS content)

Stephen Price seems to be around a lot of them

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I found out there is a Longevity wiki group and their Discord.

Biology/neuroscience-related: (for neuro)
NeurotechX slack (one of the most active) (barely active, discourse forums cost money and may die anytime)
Bits in Bio slack (this is the highest quality and has broadest range of people)
DNA Deviants slack (self-starters)
LessWrong is worth following if only b/c it is ultra-broad and has a few longevity longposts there (some people in the community were interested before it became AI-risk) (this has SOME quantified-self-ish content_)

brainhack and neurofeedback communities

MILA has a slack too (scaling laws). B/c AI/neuro is “upstream of everything…” Also there’s a RL discord.