What’s With The Live Thirty Concept?
I read an article in early 2017 – which likely had its genesis in work by Aubrey de Grey at Fight Aging institute on living forever. (In 2017, I watched his 2005 TED talk with the same thought).
Frankly, I’m not sure who came up with this idea but I read about it online, saw the TED video, and then found it in the book Transcend (published 2009)
The essence of the idea went something like this. If you can live another 30 years you’ll be able live for a significantly long time after that.
Here’s how that works:
If you happen to be 70 years old in 2039, you’ll have a physical body of 70 years old and a chronological age of 70 years old. You’ll receive a physical treatment that will repair your physical body back thirty years to 40 years old.
Go another 30 years. Your chronological age is now 100 years old. But your body – having been returned to 40 – is only 70 years old. You get the repair-treatment again. Your physical body goes back to 40.
Live another 30 years. Your chronological age is now 130 years and your body has aged again to 70. You get the repair-treatment again.
See where this leads and how it works?
So What’s The Likelihood Of This Scenario Coming True?
Ah, now that’s a great question.
There are two kinds of scientific discovery. The incremental kind – one slow change at a time and the revolutionary kind where massive leaps occur.
It’s likely we’ll see incremental changes in life extension technology. While I’m not ruling out a huge revolutionary change, my best guess is we’ll learn a great many smaller details that we can work on as individuals along the way.
But for the moment, my challenge is to create an extra 30 years. And here’s how I’m doing that?
The first thing to understand is that it doesn’t matter whether I live forever. Doing these things is going to enhance whatever time I have left. It may be I live forever or it may be I simply live a better life with a much longer positive and active lifestyle before I die. Either is fine by me – living well is the key.
This is an area where so much is being written and more than one Internet myth is taking off in response to some very effective copywriting and marketing. Here’s the first step in my research when I went online to determine exactly what protection consumers had.
So if you’re confused about effective supplements, you might want to start with this article about how the government works in this area.
One of the classes of supplements that are seen as critical for anti-aging work are the nootropics. These work directly on the brain (and aren’t to be messed about with) Here’s a post that describes nootropics – from how to pronounce them to lists and research.
Supplements For Brain Enhancement
Bacopa monnieri is one supplement that seems to have a positive impact with minimal side effects.
If you’re going to live forever, you had better preserve that “auld bod” of yours. These posts are my research and experiments in this area.
Here’s when I first started becoming afraid of aging. I suspect those of us “of a certain age” share this concern about hurting ourselves. We understand we’re no longer immortal and we’ve seen friends suffer and die from accidents or disease. (In my opinion, there’s little point in hiding our heads in the sand on this issue – our bodies aren’t 20-something any more and they demand different care and concerns.)
Like a lot of us, I used to run/jog for playing sports (Volleyball UWO) but gave it up when life became hectic (Hey, I was farming and that was an all-day fitness challenge) When I sold the farm, I knew I had to get fit so I started jogging. That didn’t last very long as I tell you about it here.
My first big adventure after giving up jogging was to start weight training. Here’s why I wound up quitting that.
I don’t want you to think I’ve given up on fitness, but I am working towards getting the right combination to meet my goals.
Stay tuned for more links and experiments.