Health. You Can Live 500 Years! Ten Reasons

Health. You Can Live 500 Years! Ten Reasons
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Health. You Can Live 500 Years! Ten Reasons

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Health. You Can Live 500 Years! Ten Reasons.

1.- Bill Maris, president of Google Ventures, is convinced that we can live 500 years! He follows the ideas of Ray Kurzweil: The Singularity is near. When humans transcend biology (2005).

2.- Google Ventures has about $2,000 billion in assets under management, with interests in more than 280 new businesses. Every year, Google gives Bill Maris 300 million in new capital, and this year, he will have an extra 125 million.

3.- Google invests enormous resources in search of things to come in the future. Maris opinions about the intersection between technology and medicine fit well here.

4.- Google has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to support a research center, called Calico, to consider how to reverse aging.

5.- Google X is working on a pill which will insert nanoparticles into our bloodstream to detect diseases and cancer mutations.

6.- To keep up, we will radically transform our biology through nanorobots and other machines that will improve our anatomy and our DNA, changing everything about the way we live and die.

7.- “We have tools in sciences to achieve anything that you have the audacity to imagine,” Bill Maris says. “I just hope I live long enough not to die”.

8.- Thus, a world where machines surpass man is scary for some but for Maris is a challenge: We can live 500 years!

9.- “There are a lot of billionaires in Silicon Valley, but in the end, we all headed to the same place,” Maris says. “If you are given a choice between making a lot of money or find a way to make people live longer, what do you choose?”

10.- For Maris, Foundation Medicine represents the beginning of a revolution.

And you? What do you think about the subject? Is immortality possible? Tell us your opinion now.

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