Breaking the Boundaries of Aging
Humanity has always been fascinated by the idea of living forever, and many have spent fortunes in search of the elusive fountain of youth. The latest addition to this list of eccentric individuals is Bryan Johnson, a 48-year-old tech entrepreneur who claims to be reversing his own aging process.
Johnson's obsession with reversing aging began when he sold his business to PayPal for a reported $800 million. With a new found fortune at his disposal, he began pouring millions of dollars into various tests, colonoscopies, MRI scans, blood tests, and other examinations that determined his biological age.
With the help of a team of over 30 doctors and experts, Johnson then set about figuring out how to get his body back to an earlier age. They analyzed mass studies of the scientific literature and created clinical guidelines before implementing protocols that would help him achieve his goal.
According to Johnson, his biological age is around five years younger than his actual age, and for every calendar year, he's supposedly only aging nine months. This data was gathered and analyzed at an organ-by-organ level and compared to what it would look like for a healthy person aged 10, 20, 30, and 40.
Johnson's daily routine is now the result of partaking in this process, and it is nothing short of grueling. He wakes up at 4:30 am and completes 35 different exercises, takes a list of supplements, and undergoes daily body fat scans, routine MRIs, and often invasive blood and stool sample tests to see the biological age of his organs. He has 100 different protocols embedded in his day, all pre-planned by his medical team. Many of the medical procedures and drugs he takes on a daily basis are fully experimental and are absolutely not available to the public. Some of these drugs haven't even made it to human tests yet and of course, many of these tests and procedures are prohibitively expensive.
For those who would like a taste of immortality, Johnson has been sharing his experimental "Blueprint Project" online. While his efforts are undoubtedly fascinating, many remain skeptical of his claims. Given the experimental nature of his routine, it's highly possible any of these drugs could result in negative side effects. And even if these drugs don't kill him eventually, only having reduced his biological age by 5 years is well within the realms of improvement someone might see from just exercising and eating healthy.
Johnson's obsession with reversing aging comes at the expense of comfort, and his daily routine should not be something to aspire to recreate. While there is no denying the allure of living forever, it remains to be seen whether or not it is truly possible. For now, we can only watch as Bryan Johnson continues to serve as a walking test subject to feed our curiosities.