Last month, we reported that Bill Maris, managing partner and president of Google’s investment fund, believes that people will be able to live to 500 in our lifetime. It appears that Maris is not the only person from Google who is interested in living for a long time.
Ray Kurzweil, the 67-year-old director of engineering at Google, believes that he’s found the secret to living forever, and it all lies in diet. He told The Financial Times:
“We’ve learnt to accept it, the cycle of life and all that, but humans have an opportunity to transcend beyond natural limitations […] Life expectancy was 19 a thousand years ago. It was 37 in 1800. Everyone believes in life extension. Somebody comes out with a cure for disease, it’s celebrated. It’s not, ‘Oh, gee, that’s going to forestall death.’”
Here’s what he eats for breakfast every day:
- Berries (85 calories)
- Dark chocolate infused with espresso (170 calories)
- Smoked salmon and mackerel (100 calories)
- Vanilla soy milk (100 calories)
- Stevia (0 calories)
- Porridge (150-350 calories)
- Green tea (0 calories)
Then for the rest of the day, he eats 100 supplement pills that apparently costs $1000 a day. Each of the pills target specific functions of the body like heart health, eye health, sexual health and brain health.”
Kurzweil’s father passed away from a heart attack at 58 years old. The junior Kurzweil said:
“The common wisdom is it’s 80 percent genes, 20 percent lifestyle. If you’re diligent, it’s 90 percent intervention and 10 percent genes,”
“There is no single cause of aging. Aging is death by 1000 tiny scratches not a single big cut. Nutritional supplements are shown to change those little things that all add up to being old and dysfunctional.
If this article is accurate, Ray appears to be calorie deficient, or perhaps pursuing the extreme caloric restriction anti-aging diet which is not very useful because you can mimic it with supplements.
It is unlikely that he spent 700 pounds a day on supplements, that is probably per month. I take an equivalent amount of nutritional supplements as a part of my anti-aging program and have for a decade. There is good evidence that the supplements I use work, but there is no way to know for sure. What we do know for sure is what happens to people who don’t do anything. They get old and die. I prefer to take the path of the best likely outcomes, and that means taking it carefully designed regimen of anti-aging supplements. The good news is that it makes me perform better as I slow my aging process.”
Source: The Financial Times