Staying young is not a new ambition of humans. Actress, Gwyneth Paltrow has said she has previously undergone bee stinging treatments as a natural form of botox. Tennis player, Novak Djokovic has said he sits in a CVAS pod (essentially a pressurising egg) to rejuvenate oxygen flow in his blood. Before now, efforts could be made to delay ageing, but for the first time, ageing has been found to be reversible.
Californian tech mogul, Bryan Johnson, has offered his body up as a guinea pig for science to push the boundaries of the human condition, and incredibly, it’s worked. Johnson is evidence of science’s first glimpse at the fountain of youth. With the help of more than 30 doctors and millions of dollars invested in the project, Blueprint, Johnson has the skin of a 28-year-old, the heart of a 37-year-old, the fitness of an 18-year-old, and an epigenetic age of 42 ½. His muscular physique, thick head of hair, and taut skin defy all common understandings of what it looks like to be 45 years old.
To achieve this physical state, he and his doctors have taken significant measures. His lifestyle has transitioned from having an unhealthy relationship with food and low self-esteem into one that is measured to the ‘T’. For nearly two years now, he has woken up at 5.30 am, eaten a strict vegan diet of 1977 calories a day along with over 100 supplements, taken 67 minutes of exercise a day (as well as intensive exercise three times a week), and gone to bed at 8.30 pm (not before having worn blue light glasses for two hours beforehand). Surprisingly, when asked why he eats precisely 1977 calories a day, he says because it is the year he was born. Before this lifestyle change, Johnson uncontrollably and have no
The effects of his lifestyle are measured constantly (in his at-home medical suite) through MRI scans, cognitive ability tests, ultrasounds, colonoscopies, and blood tests. Johnson says that since his change in lifestyle, the physical strength and endurance of his body surprise him and he does not experience potent negative emotions like he used to.
Johnson is still not yet satisfied by his reversal in ageing; he wants to have the tendons, bladder, penis, heart, liver, kidneys, and brain of an 18-year-old. The work of Johnson and his team of doctors may be carving a new meaning of humanity. In 50 or 100 years, will these lifestyles be catered to the masses? Will humanity start to live longer, and if so, what will this mean for our natural resources? This scientific advancement has the potential to be as impactful and significant as the invention of the contraceptive pill or the founding of the World Wide Web.
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