Say what … 100 years? (This guy must be smoking something.) That’s not possible. Besides, who would want to live that long? As we get into our 70’s and 80’s our health declines significantly, chronic illnesses like heart disease, dementia, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc. debilitate our bodies and “life” becomes very unpleasant, even painful. Ughhhh! Besides, I would run out of money! Then what?
If your internal dialogue in reaction to the title of this blog sounded something like the above, you are not alone.
However, I invite you to “daydream” with me for a moment. What if it actually were possible to live 100, 200, or more years and have the physical vitality and mental acuity of a 20 or 30-year-old? Plus, what if you were able to retain everything you had learned so far in your lifetime? Would my proposition in the title sound more appealing then?
When Henry was first inspired with the concept we now know as Compumatrix, where would we all be right now if he had dismissed the idea because it seemed too far-fetched or too difficult to achieve? Hmmm. Exactly.
Henry is our visionary for a path to financial abundance. Allow me to introduce you to some of the visionaries who are lighting the way to an abundance of health and long life in this relatively new, but rapidly expanding field of anti-aging, or longevity.
One of the great challenges that has slowed the development of this new field is the belief that death is natural, everybody dies, that’s just the way it is. Thankfully, some pioneers stepped up to lead the way and have persisted.
Think of it this way. We spend an enormous amount of money in an attempt to cure or effectively treat the many chronic, and often lethal, diseases that plague many people in our modern world. Yet, until recently, we were not investing any resources in treating the one health challenge that ultimately kills everyone … aging. A major shift occurred when the leaders in this field, re-defined aging as a “disease” rather than a natural occurrence.
Fortunately, in the past several years there has been a strong surge of interest and investment capital in supporting research to stop, and even reverse, aging. For example, Google and other major players are making substantial investments in the field.
In 1990, I made one of the best decisions in my life. I decided to make physical and mental health a primary focus for me. Today, at age 74, I am free of chronic illness, take no medications and work a full-time job and a part-time job. I eat healthy organic), workout at least 5 days a week and go surfing when my schedule and surf conditions permit. I got involved in the anti-aging movement in 2018 when I attended my first RAAD Fest (refer to Coalition for Radical Life Extension, below).Following are some of the organizations leading the charge to reverse aging plus some significant milestones.
- Life Extension® which started in 1981, “is the world’s leading innovator of natural approaches to healthy longevity. For over 40 years, this company has identified scientific methods to control aging and reduce degenerative risks.”
- The purpose of the Age Reversal Network is “to exchange scientific information, foster strategic alliances, and support biomedical endeavors aimed at reversing degenerative aging.”
- The SENS Research Foundation (founded in 2009) “works to develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to therapies that cure and prevent the diseases and disabilities of aging by comprehensively repairing the damage that builds up in our bodies over time.” The foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin called “Undoing Aging”.
- The purpose of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension is “to unite a critical mass of like-minded people who support radical life extension and physical immortality in order to inspire revolutionary change in how radical life extension is viewed in our world.” Since 2015 the organization has hosted an annual international conference known as RAAD Festival(Rage Against Aging and Death). This conference features presentations of scientific research longevity/anti-aging. It also includes trade show exhibitors featuring a wide array of products and services that support healthy aging and life extension.
- The Manhattan Beach Summit (November 2009) was a conference for scientists and clinical researchers to evaluate the current status of research on reversing human aging. The conclusion of the group was that not one potential strategy to achieve that existed. Today, many potential strategies for reversing aging are actively being investigated including: Senolytics, NAD+, Sirtuins, mTOR-inhibition, Immune Restoration, Exosomes from Young Cells, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Mitochondria Restoration, AMPK Activation, and Umbilical Cord Plasma/Blood.
- Unprecedented results from a published clinical trial were presented at RAADFest for the first time in September 2019. This study was conducted by Dr. Greg Fahy’s Intervene Immune Group in collaboration with researchers from Stanford University and UCLA. Conducted over a period of one year, the study used a combination of growth hormone, DHEA, Metformin (a diabetes drug) plus vitamin D3 and zinc. The findings demonstrated a 2.5-year reversal in biological age in 100 older (50 – 80-year-olds), healthy men.
- At RAADFest in October 2019, the first-ever, long-term (perpetual), human clinical trial, the Vitality in Aging (VIA) Longitudinal Study, was launched under the auspices of the Age Reversal Network (see above, Organizations). The purpose of this historic study is to measure the efficacy of a combination of regenerative interventions on biological age. [NOTE: I am a participant in this study.]
- In February 2021, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation stated, “I think there is at least a 50/50 chance that most people alive today will live to 1,000 years old.”
- In February 2021, George Church, Ph.D., the pioneering Harvard geneticist who continues innovating CRISPR gene editing treatments, said he thinks a cure for aging by 2030 is entirely possible.
That’s an incredible amount of progress in just 12 years!
A motivational catchphrase often cited by people in the Longevity movement is, “Live long enough to live forever.” This refers to the idea that, regardless of your current chronological age, if you can maintain your health long so that you are alive and well when therapies for stopping the biological aging process are available you can use those to halt your aging process. Then, when age-reversal therapies become available, you can use those to reverse your biological age.
In conclusion, we are all here to support Compumatrix which is intended to be a perpetual system to support financial well-being. So, how would you like to be there for the whole ride … healthy, vibrant and fully engaged in life? You know my answer to that question. What’s yours?