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Dmitry Kaminskiy offers $1m to first person to live to 123


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Dmitry Kaminskiy will award a million-dollar prize to the first person to beat the current longevity record and reach his or her 123rd birthday.

Kaminskiy is senior partner at the Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Ventures.

The goal of the prize is:

1. to get the public interested in longevity research

2. to motivate people to live longer lives

There is some evidence for a modicum of "death elasticity" when it comes to financial decisions.

"risks incurred by high life expectancy are not clear yet. I realized that investing in aging research will have the highest impact on global peace, sustainability and economic growth."

The next prizes will focus on both health and longevity - perhaps for the first supercentenarian to run a marathon under a certain time.

Could a financial incentive help people push the boundaries of lifespan?

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Dmitry Kaminskiy

Managing partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures