The folks behind Google have declared that immortality amongst human race is something that will one day be scientifically possible.
Bill Maris, the president and managing partner of Google Ventures, suggested the means to combat all diseases and age-related conditions could be available within his lifetime.
We actually have the tools in the life sciences to achieve anything that you have the audacity to envision. I just hope to live long enough not to die,” Maris said.
Subscribing to a similar belief system is is Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil. He’s 67 years old but, thanks to an extremely strict diet and pill routine, is confident he’ll live to see the day when the human body is no longer vulnerable to deterioration.
Kurzweil has a strict health regime which is also followed by his wife and children that make him feel like he’s in his late 40s. A usual breakfast features berries (85 calories), smoked salmon and mackerel (100 calories), dark chocolate infused with espresso (170 calories), vanilla soy milk (100 calories) and porridge (150-350 calories).
Other than that, he also enjoys stevia and green tea, both of which contain no calories. The food choices are undoubtedly peculiar, largely due to the high amounts of sugar.
But the real secret to cheating death seems to be the 100 pills Kurzweil takes every day.
That’s 30 in the morning and 70 at night. That is INSANE!!!!!
It costs him over $1,000 a day to take 30 in the morning and 70 more before the day is done. The tablets target specific bodily functions such as his heart, brain, eye and sexual health. Back then, his former routine consisted of 250 tablets a day, before advancements in supplements allowed him to decrease this amount.
Kurzweil intends for the diet and pills to deny the expiration date his genes originally had in store for him since his father died of a heart attack at just 58 years of age.
We’ve learnt to accept it, the cycle of life and all that, but humans have an opportunity to transcend beyond natural limitations. The common wisdom is it’s 80 perfect genes, 20 percent lifestyle. If you’re diligent, it’s 90 percent intervention and 10 percent genes,” Kurzweil says.
via The Daily Mail