Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit

The ultimate cure for aging

It's not drugs or gene therapy
Dateline: 26 June 2024

In the last six years, a bunch of longevity entrepreneurs, or should I say aging researchers, have been seeking the holy grail: a way to slow down or even reverse the aging process. In other words, keep you living longer, and having healthier lives while you do so. For money, of course, but it’s a noble purpose, so no-one is complaining.

Now prominent geneticist and longevity evangelist Craig Vesper has announced that he has the answer, and it’s not a miracle drug, or even modifying your genes, although they do help in specific circumstances.

Before we reveal the solution to the age-old aging problem, let’s look at the remarkable strides that have been made in recent years. Improving socio-economic conditions, and access to general healthcare, as well as smarter medical protocols, have seen life expectancy rise in rich nations, as well as the poorest.

You will likely hear a futurist or trends analyst tell you that “the first person to live to 200 years has already been born.” Which is probably true. Global connectivity has helped spread medical knowledge and life-preserving skills to all parts of the world. The remarkably short-lived Ebola outbreak of 2018 is a case in point, where the epidemic was quickly defeated by new technology.

But extending lifespan to 180 years or more is a trickier prospect, and Dr Vesper has hit upon an unlikely, but patently obvious solution. Using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, and clinical drug trials, in combination rather than isolation, has revealed the magic bullet – data.

“With full-genome data on literally millions of patients, and the ability to accurately link these to specific gene interventions and drug and supplement regimes, we can guarantee results for specific individuals,” he claims.

Have you submitted your data yet? It could buy you many more years!

Links to related stories

Warning: Hazardous Thinking at Work

Despite appearances to the contrary, Futureworld cannot and does not predict the future. Our Mindbullets scenarios are fictitious and designed purely to explore possible futures, challenge and stimulate strategic thinking. Use these at your own risk. Any reference to actual people, entities or events is entirely allegorical. Copyright Futureworld International Limited. Reproduction or distribution permitted only with recognition of Copyright and the inclusion of this disclaimer. © Public domain image.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Read another Mindbullet

Hydroscopic fungus turns deserts into bushland and forests
Dateline: 14 March 2017
The simple application of a fungal cocktail to arid soils in Southern Africa has enabled small shrubs and trees to take root where no plants have grown for over 50 years. The fungi live in a symbiotic relationship with plant roots and attract the necessary nutrients and moisture towards the roots. As the detritus from...

Sign up to receive news from the future