Game of Aging: How Does 30 Plus 30 Equal 30?
Original Article: Game of Aging: How Does 30 Plus 30 Equal 30?
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Game of Aging: A New Era is Upon Us
Sometimes I check Facebook. Mostly I get updates about coming technologies and reverse aging or medical breakthroughs. You know, stuff that’s changing the world little by little. A few simple changes to who I follow and suddenly Facebook got a lot more cheery.
But sometimes I still get these requests and invites and things. Not so many game invites these days. I think that ship has sailed. No, now that I’m almost 30 (according to everyone else and not myself), I get a lot more notifications about local events.
These events aren’t just any events. They’re specific events. Not events in the longevity community, but events by “normal” people who don’t know anything about aging or longevity research. Sometimes it surprises me how many of my friends are clueless considering the number of reverse aging seeds planted over the years. But it is what it is.
Anyway, back to the notifications and events. These events are hosted by old friends and relatives. All the people who don’t know about aging. These events are meetups. They’re reunions. Usually they go something like this:
“Hey there, it’s time to start planning our 10 year class reunion. Been a long time since we all saw each other and I can’t wait to see how much has changed and what your lives have become before we grow old and die!”…
“Hey there, it’s been so long since our family got together, and we’re all getting old so fast, and maybe we should have one last meet up with all the kids…”
Now, I don’t want you to think I’m some anti-reunion person, because I’m not. It’s good to follow up with friends and family if you’re into that sort of thing. I usually don’t because I don’t hold the same views, and because I haven’t seen many of those people in years if not decades.
But even if I were to get over my own introverted nature, I couldn’t see myself attending a reunion where everyone is there because they think they’re about to grow old and die. I don’t know what it is, but once you pass 25 it seems like everyone around you suddenly thinks the next 30 years go by 1,000 times faster than the first. That’s actually not true.
It’s even more not true for those who plan to exist as long as they want to.
Sorry, But You’re Confused About the Future
I don’t go out of my way to press my views on others. I don’t go out of my way to push people to open their eyes. I just make posts on a blog, and on my own Facebook wall and those who want to read can read. If not then that’s fine too.
But sometimes I can’t help but wonder how people don’t connect the dots. Maybe it’s just because I’ve tailored my information intake, but I swear to god…how do people not have a clue about the aging research happening right now?
Few things get me fired up like people who don’t know or don’t care that change happens whether they like it or not. In 2016, it seriously blows my mind to meet people who are 25 or older that truly believe in 30 years they won’t be able to walk or talk or do anything. They’ll just get wheeled around by some wannabe nurse that only cleans their poo twice a week on purpose.
I call them humans because I’ve taken a transhumanist perspective. Reverse aging is where it starts, but it doesn’t stop there. I won’t go off on a rant about that now. Today I just want to focus on one single point.
If you are 30 today, there’s a VERY strong change you will still be 30 in 30 years.
This isn’t my belief. It’s a legitimate predication based on recent aging research, and technological advances, and some of the world’s foremost thinkers.
If you live another 30 years, it’s almost certain you’ll get to enjoy a VERY extended time in existence, and not just in some old-ass body.
Those who know me know I’m not a researcher. I’m not a scientist. I don’t know jack shit about mathematics or molecular fusion, or even nanotechnology. But I know about them, and that’s enough. That’s enough to want to know more, and you should too.
I really do hope you stick around this blog, because if you’re new to the world of extreme longevity survival and if you’re new to the world of reverse aging and transhumanism and artificial intelligence and the Singularity, and immortality…
Well, you’re in for a big surprise.
But Back to the 30+30=30 question.
How can this be so? How will you be 30 in 30 years? Doesn’t that defy reason?
Actually, it only defies reason for those who use old, outdated human reasoning. For the rest of us it’s blatantly clear that maintaining or returning to young, healthy bodies is only a matter of time.
I realize some of you reading this might be completely new to the world of longevity. We’ll skip the topic of transhumanism for now. Don’t want to totally blow your mind. Instead let’s just take a look at aging. What’s happening with aging, who’s working on it, and how close are we to fixing it for good?
Aging IS Being Reversed Right Now
Reverse aging isn’t some sci-fi bullshit. It’s already happening now.
It starts with mice, because that’s how things work in a lab. That’s fine with me, because those mice have already had success. By turning the Telomeres of mice back “on,” they successfully returned to healthy bodies and also healthier minds.
If you want the full-blown scientificy version of it, just check the video below. Like I said before, I’m not a researcher or scientist, so it’s better to get your water right from the source.
As you probably guessed, Dr. Andrews and Harvard aren’t the only groups working on this problem. Reverse aging (not to be confused with anti-aging BS mass-market nonsense beauty crap) is being attacked from multiple angles and several organizations.
One of the most well known names when it comes to reverse aging, and definitely someone you should get to know, is Dr. Aubrey de Grey, one of the world’s most renowned scientists and activists against aging. Here’s a short introduction to Dr. Aubrey and his views.
So there’s quite a bit of research going on to help reduce, stop, and even reverse the effects of aging. If you’re alive today you might have a chance to benefit from it. That said, one of the biggest problems you face is your own denial.
Obviously this isn’t true of everyone reading. Some of you are already on board the longevity train. The rest are not. Most people don’t truly stop and consider death or the coming breakthroughs in rejuvenative medicine. Most people don’t want to get their hopes up because they think they’re just going to die.
But that means most people, at least among those living today, will inevitably miss the train when it leaves the station. Their denial won’t let them acknowledge what’s taking place right now. It can be really disheartening for the rest of us because we already know. It’s completely obvious.
30 + 30 = 30 Because…
I made this post because I want you to know…if you’re 30 right now, by the time you reach 60 there’s a VERY strong chance that your life will be extended by 1 year every year due to reverse aging and rejuvenative medicines.
And that’s only the beginning.
It’s not just about the fact life will be extended. To understand the 30 + 30 = 30 concept, you have to realize that extending life doesn’t mean extending the frailty of the human body. In fact, the reason our bodies would live longer, isn’t because we’ve extended life, but because we will have defeated so many of the diseases that end life early.
Once we start defeating diseases like cancer and alzheimers, and once we start strengthening and lengthening telomeres in humans, then all of a sudden your body starts to heal.
Aging is kind of like getting a cut on your finger that just won’t go away. You get cut and your body can’t heal itself because the systems that take care of healing cuts don’t work as well as they used to.
Since the old systems don’t work so well, the whole system is in danger. Suddenly that tiny cut on your finger is exposed to germs and gets infected. But the old systems can’t fight off that infection so it grows and expands and soon your hand is gone.
Now, normal medicine won’t help your hand. Even if you caught the problem early enough, the medicine you have today might not save your hand. But let’s say it’s not today. Let’s say it’s 30 years from now. You catch the infection early and you apply rejuvenative medicines instead of outdated antibiotics.
Suddenly the infection is defeated. It stops spreading. After a while your hand starts to heal. Eventually it heals back to a point of full functionality. At some point it works like new and soon it’s better than ever.
You experience this on a limited scale right now. If you get a small cut on your finger today, most likely you’ll feel the pain and by next week it will be completely gone. The body heals itself. You’ll still have full use of your hand as though that cut never happened.
It’s the same if you break a leg. Breaking a leg might stop your entire world from spinning, but the body heals itself. With medical technology it heals even faster. Eventually it works like new.
This is what’s happening with aging. The diseases that cause problems are being targeted. Some have already been cured. The more diseases get cured, the more the body can heal. When we add telomere research to that, we end up back in young, healthy bodies.
But That Still Doesn’t Add Up…
If you think it doesn’t add up, no worries. I told you I suck at math. If you reach 60 and your life gets extended by one year every year, that doesn’t explain how you’ll be back in your 30 year old body at 60. But there is a way.
In the example above you imagined it was 30 years in the future. Rejuvenative medicine became a thing and helped you get your hand back. But if you have to wait until 60 to use rejuvenative medicine, then you’ll likely be 90 before you heal which leaves you in a 60 year old body, right?
Without getting all technological on you, the last point you should know is that rejuvenative medicine and telomere research is happening much faster than ever before. Advancing technology lets us do more with less, and we’re getting faster and better every day.
The bottom line is that you probably won’t have to wait 30 years for these medical miracles to exist. Instead, they’re starting to exist right now, and within another 10 years or less you’ll start to see the human lifespan extend.
In the not-so-distant future you’ll see these new cures and medicines available to the public and they’ll become widely accepted. That means you can start extending your life long before 60. It also means you’ll be able to start healing earlier and earlier.
What I’m saying is by the time you reach 60 you’ll probably have had 20 years or more of rejuvenative medicine, telomere lengthening drugs, and bodily healing time. So at 60 you’ll still look like you’re 30 years old. Not only will you look 30, but you’ll feel 30. Heck, you might even look and feel 20 by then.
Again, this isn’t sci-fi. It’s happening right now and you can look into it if you want to. If you’re 90 in 30 years you might be 60. You might also be 30. If you’re 30 you might still be 30 or you might be 20. The more people accept where the world is headed, the faster these things come to life.
So What’s Your Existential Goal?
When you start to realize that extending life and living in youthful bodies is quickly becoming reality, then you may also want to consider the idea that we’ll soon live much MUCH longer. Maybe that means living to 150 or maybe 1,000. Maybe it even means the possibility of living 10,000 years or more.
There’s more happening in the longevity community than just rejuvenative medicines. There’s more going on that’s not being talked about. It’s time to take everything you believe and everything you think you know about what old age means and toss it out the window.
Reconsider how long you want to exist because the possibility to exist in happy, healthy ways for a very long time is upon us. If this is all new to you I hope it opens your eyes, your mind, or even your heart. You might not have to grow old. You might not have to die. Think about that for a second, and then imagine all the living you might do if you had an extra 200 years of vibrant health.
The choice is always up to you. It’s your right to exist for as long as you want to. But I hope you’ll consider the idea that change happens, and you and your friends and your family might enjoy a lot more of those good times that you missed over the years. The dawn of longevity is upon us. It’s here to stay and it’ll be around a long, long time. How about you?
Until next time.
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