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Tim vs Aging – Day 23 – Travel Second Day – Plus Transhumans and Cutting Edge Biotech

Once again, only supplements and calories count. Felt crappy this morning because I barely ate yesterday. Lunched at an excellent steak restaurant (within budget). Not much else to report. So let’s get to something more interesting than my sorry ass.

This article, posted by the “Transhumanist Party” talks about great tech, and I’ll get to that in a second. But do you know what “transhumanists” are?

20 Cutting-Edge Biotechnologies in Development Today – Article by Logan Thrasher Collins

These are the guys who have no problem mixing hardware with human wetware in any respect if it makes life better for humans. They believe that humans are on an evolutionary track to merge with technology. Any humans with an artificial limb or even a pacemaker are already transhumans on the first rung of the evolution.

On one hand, I’m all for this. If technology can make your life better, go for it.

On the other hand, I believe the best track for medicine is to keep humans in perfect human form. Don’t replace a limb with an artificial one – strive to grow back the human limb in its original form.

I would not want a world where, in order to be competitive in the job market, you had to have an implant in your brain, or had to have your natural arms replace with “bionic” ones. This is the same logic we use when we deny the use of steroids in athletes. You don’t want kids doing dangerous or permanent things on a whim.

I also part ways with the transhumanists (some of them) that believe that downloading your brain into a computer is a good thing and gives you immortality.

It doesn’t. It’s not you, even if everyone else thinks it is identical to you.

Remember, anything that can be duplicated exactly is no longer an individual. If my body fails, transplant my brain into a new one, but don’t digitize my brain and insert it into a different brain.

OK, off my soapbox. Now the tech. Some of these you may recognize, some you will have to research if you happen to be interested. CRISPR and Gene therapy have already made great progress and saved a lot of lives.

I have no idea what DNA Origami is, nor do I fathom Spatial Transcriptomics. I’m sure they are important.

The picture that you should get here is that the combination of these technologies are diving orders of magnitude deeper into the processes of life.

The goal of this project is to reduce my biological age. I have no illusions that after this I will be a teenager again. But eventually, I believe even that will be possible (and without the zits!).

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 9 days – The Framework

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 8 days – Choosing the Epigenetic Test

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 7 days – The Supplements

Launch in 1 Day – What I am NOT doing (And would like to!)

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 6 days – High Intensity Workouts

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 5 days – The Hyberbaric Chamber

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 4 days – Stretching and Weightlifting

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 3 days – The Diet

Tim vs. Aging – T minus 2 days – Fasting

Tim vs Aging – Day 1 – The Project Begins

Tim vs Aging – Day 2 – First Weight Training Day

Tim vs Aging – Day 3 – Day After Weights, Soreness Kicks In

Tim vs Aging – Day 4 – Torture by Trisha

Tim vs Aging – Day 5 – A Strange Tangent

Tim vs Aging – Day 6 – Fasting

Tim vs Aging – Day 7 – Some Results!

Tim vs Aging – Day 8 – Anyone want to knock 20 years off of their biological age?

Tim vs Aging – Day 9 – The Weights – Plus Gut Bacteria?

Tim vs Aging – Day 10 – Off to the Doctor’s for a Checkup

Tim vs Aging – Day 11 – Some Baseline Data, and Maintaining Consistency

Tim vs Aging – Day 12 – Over the First Hump, plus Do Bodybuilders Die Sooner?

Tim vs Aging – Day 13 – Fasting Day, Ketosis Explained, plus What the Heck is a Niacin Flush?

Tim vs Aging – Day 14 – Recovery and Acceleration

Tim vs Aging – Day 15 – R&R, plus What is TRIIM?

Tim vs Aging – Day 16 – Weights, Wine — and a Foot Massage!

Tim vs Aging – Day 17 – No Weight Soreness, Gotta Have Pudding! – Develop Your Support System

Tim vs Aging – Day 18 – Torture by Trisha, Support Systems (cont.)

Tim vs Aging – Day 19 – Fasting Day, and Bacteria to Lose Weight

Tim vs Aging – Day 20 – Torture, but not too bad – plus a Cult progeny that is Good For You!

Tim vs Aging – Day 21 – Travel Day Screws the Schedule. And I am Officially Young Again!!!

Tim vs Aging – Day 22 – Still Traveling. Let’s talk about ‘Caloric Restriction’

Tim vs Aging – Day 23 – Travel Second Day – Plus Transhumans and Cutting Edge Biotech

Tim vs Aging – Day 24 -Travel Third Day – plus Potential for Brain Cell Repair

Tim vs Aging – Day 25 – Homebound – Makeup for lost time – lost weight – Oysters!!

Tim vs Aging – Day 26 – MMA workout – plus Hair Color Restoration?

Tim vs Aging – Day 27 – A Bit Sore – plus Criticism of the Hyberbaric Chamber Strategy

Tim vs Aging – Day 28 – Fasting – plus Will Immortality Lead to Overpopulation?

Tim vs Aging – Day 29 – Fasting is easy – plus Why Don’t People Exercise???

Tim vs Aging – Day 30 – Half Way There! Some Subjective Results

Tim vs Aging – Day 31 – Minor Schedule Break – plus Extending Life with Stem Cells

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