NUMBERS

LIVE TO 100

You are among many.

23andMe, the Mountain View-based genetic testing and analysis company, is raising close to $200 million.

Previously, 23andMe raised over $230 million, dating back to 2007. Google, Genentech, NEA and Johnson & Johnson are amongst its prior investors.

Rich techies are aware that you want to live to 100, and are willing to risk other’s billions to make that happen.

You are among many.

Diets fail.

A wide range of dietary approaches (low-fat to low-carbohydrate/ketogenic, and all points between) can be similarly effective for improving body composition, and this allows flexibility with program design. To date, no controlled, inpatient isocaloric diet comparison where protein is matched between groups has reported a clinically meaningful fat loss or thermic advantage to the lower-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet. The collective evidence in this vein invalidates the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity. However, ketogenic diets have shown appetite-suppressing potential exemplified by spontaneous caloric intake reductions in subjects on ketogenic diets without purposeful caloric restriction. Athletic performance is a separate goal with varying demands on carbohydrate availability depending on the nature of the sport. Carbohydrate restriction can have an ergolytic potential, particularly for endurance sports. Effects of carbohydrate restriction on strength and power warrant further research.

There are so many studies, so many body types, so many diets, so much conflicting, confusing advice, and yet so much that doesn’t work for you.

Eat the best calories.

As you define this.

That will work.


LIVE TO 500

You are among many.

A new generation of transhumanists is emerging.

Three years ago, we had only around 400 members, but today we have over 10,000 members,” says Amanda Stoel, co-founder and chief administrator of Facebook group Singularity Network, one of the largest of hundreds of transhumanist-themed groups on the web.


LIVE FOREVER

You are among many.

You hear that radical longevity is simply not possible. Still, you believe.

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York released a study that identified a supposed limit to the maximum lifespan of human beings. In their study published in the journal Nature, the researchers pegged maximum human lifespan to an average of 115 years.

Does this mean living to 500 — or forever — is impossible?

Perhaps we are simply doing it wrong?

Jesus: “No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they that put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”

So much of what we hear about radical life extension, living for hundreds of years, maybe forever, is putting new — blood, organs, stem cells, bionics — into our (old) body. Is this wrong? Will we have to make our body new, our mind new, so that we may live forever?

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