The Beginning of the End to Aging, Disease, and Death: “The Players”

Man’s Biggest Battle

From Famines to Droughts…

Through Earthquakes, Floods, and Hurricanes…

We fought to stay alive. We thrived.

From Wild Animals to World Wars…

Through Pandemics, Diseases, and Biological Weapons…

We persevered. We grew stronger.

Now comes Mankind’s biggest foe, the one Master villain that has been rampaging on this Earth unchallenged– UNTIL NOW

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas

 

THE ATTITUDE

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(Excerpted from: https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102213601037571?hc_location=ufi)

 

From Now On… We must REFUSE TO DIE AND CHOOSE LIFE

THE TASKS

From Now On … We must END AGING

From Now On … We must CURE DISEASE

From Now ON … We must DEFEAT DEATH

 

TASK 1: ENDING AGING

AGING IS A DISEASE

In the comments section of the infamous Sept 30, 2013 issue of TIME Magazine (Cover pictured above), a commenter identified as: “maximru” says:

“Aging is a disease and a cause of the most of other age-related diseases which are the top cause of death worldwide. Slowing and stopping aging is a next big thing in business and science and it is wise to take part in this. Anti-aging scientific revolution is underway so it is time for business to step in. Lifespan of mice was extended 2,5 fold in lab (mPrize), nematodes and yeast- 10-fold, mammals are rejuvenated in several different ways, dozens of non-aging animals including mammals are identified (negligible senescence) and few that are potentially immortal (Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish, Hydras and some others). Fact the the lifespan of the model animals was prolonged means that they did not die from age related diseases when they had to, which means control over cancer, CNS and other deadly diseases, each of which is a huge market. Aging is not easy to deal with , it will demand tremendous computational effort, elements of artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, all omics etc to win and some money. Google has many assets from the list so it again proved that it is most visionary company in the world and deserve those huge money it will earn in anti-aging. Though it is not alone, there are some other companies and initiatives taking part in this race to fight aging, so we will observe in few next years a tremendous competition or collaboration in this sphere.”

I’ll talk lots more about why I believe AGING IS not only A DISEASE, but THE DISEASE in a further post in this series. Stay Tuned.

This competition/collaboration has officially begun with the public introductions of THE PLAYERS (see below)

 

TASK 2: CURING DISEASE

THE DISEASE DELUSION

Dr. Jeffrey Bland aka “The Father of Functional Medicine”

TASK 3: DEFEATING DEATH!?

“May we gain the time needed to succeed”

Frank R. Wallace

Can we defeat Death?

Honestly I don’t know. I’ve been racking my brain for that answer for over 2 decades now and damn if I’m not going to do everything in my power and follow everyone I can that is working to find out.

What I do know is that the GAME has CHANGED. And for the better.

For the first time in history we have THE PLAYERS that stand a fighting chance going toe to toe with this silent killer of many names and faces that we’ve tolerated for much too long.

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The Biggest Players

THE COMPANY FOR LIFE

Google Calico (California Life Company) : Arthur Levinson, Ray Kurzweil, Cynthia Kenyon

Calico: Ray Kurzweil

Up to 1.5 Billion pledged (for forming Calico to research Aging and Age-Related Diseases) between Google and Pharmaceutical Giant AbbVie: http://circanews.com/news/google-creates-health-company

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“Cynthia Kenyon is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the molecular biology and genetics of aging and life extension. She is Calico’s vice president of aging research.”

http://www.calicolabs.com/cynthia-kenyon/

THE LONGEVITY FUND

Longevity Fund: Laura Deming

THE LONGEVITY GENE

Human Longevity Inc: Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, Robert (Bob) Hariri

http://www.humanlongevity.com/

THE IMMORTALISTS

The Immortalists (Sens Foundation, FightAging.org): Aubrey De Grey and Bill Andrews

THE BILLION DOLLAR TIME TRADERS (More on each of them and their roles soon)

Peter Theil

Larry Ellison

Elon Musk

Mark Zuckerberg

THE LONGEVITY PRIZE

Palo Alto Longevity Prize: Dr. Joon Yun

TRANSHUMANISM

Transhumanism Party: Zoltan Istvan

THE LONGEVITY WAGER

Insilico Medicine Inc – Bioinformatics: Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov

Deep Knowledge Ventures: Dmitry Kaminskiy

WHO WILL LIVE LONGER

http://gizmodo.com/anti-aging-experts-made-a-million-dollar-bet-on-who-die-1687470325

Excerpted from above article:

“Dmitry Kaminskiy, senior partner of Hong Kong-based technology venture fund, Deep Knowledge Ventures, and Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, CEO of bioinformatics company Insilico Medicine Inc.which specializes in drug discovery and drug repurposing for aging and age-related diseases, signed a wager to indicate exactly how sure they are that science is turning the tide against the eternal problem of human aging.”

THE TERMS

The terms go like this:

– If one of the parties passes away before the other, $1 million dollars in Insilico Medicine stock will be passed to the surviving party

– The agreement will vest once both parties reach 100 years

– Parties agree not to accelerate each other’s demise (i.e. try to kill each other)

“Longevity competitions may be a great way to combat both psychological and biological aging,”

“I hope that we will start a trend.” He sees longevity bets catching on around the world, and thinks if people will embrace competition to live longer, they may leave behind a global culture that largely accepts aging and human death as a given.

Kaminskiy agrees. “I would really like to make similar bets with Bill Gates, Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg so they could live longer lives and create great products, but I don’t think they will be worthy competitors on longevity,” he wrote me in an email. “But I would like to challenge Sergey Brin and Larry Page to a similar competition due to their seemingly high interest in the sphere and Calico project.”

THE ARTISTS

Art (including literature) is the barometer of a culture. It reflects the sum of a society’s deepest philosophical values; not its professed notions and slogans, but its actual view of man and of existence.

Ayn Rand

Jon-Genius (Soundcloud)

Related Quotes by Ayn Rand:

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”

Ayn Rand

“It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.”

Ayn Rand

I WONDER….Do the readers of CosmicElevator.com want to keep on living or are they content to die?

Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below. Tell us if you’d CHOOSE Life or Death and why.

I’m really curious to hear all of your thoughts on this explosive topic.

Do you want to want to fade away and go gentle into that good night… and accept that all of your loved ones, friends, family, coworkers, acquaintainces, pets, etc, will all follow you to the grave….

Or

Do you decide now to CHOOSE LIFE and join the epic FIGHT to stay alive?”

Darren

Darren is a biohacker and technophile turned blogger. He is a serial entrepreneur, teacher and student, health and life-span researcher, uber-connector, and hub of resources. He's spent countless hours studying marketing, philosophy, technology, and health. He is currently focused on finding ways to utilize technology and nature to turn back the clock, stop, and ultimately reverse aging.