The Future is Now

chapter9

If you have made it this far in your journey to longevity and health, your future looks bright. Nanotechnology and biotechnology are advancing faster than you are aging. For every year you age, biotechnology is gaining on you by about five to ten years. It is an extraordinary time in the field of science, and you are the beneficiary.

Every additional year you live, science is discovering genetic codes that, when switched on or off, have the potential to treat or cure diseases, reverse aging, and repair damaged organs. Within a decade there is the chance that those confined to wheelchairs will be walking, and those who have lost their sight will see. These scientific advancements have a direct impact on your life span. In fact, one extremely confident biomedical gerontologist from Cambridge University believes the first person to live to one thousand has already been born, and that advances made in stem cell research, gene therapy, and other new techniques can stop the aging process altogether!

It is easy to get caught up in the news of the day, which is often filled with negative images of war and violence. What we are not exposed to on a daily basis is the good news, and there is a lot more of that than the bad. If you could just take a one-week break from watching or reading the news and instead go the library or bookstore and pick up a book on the future of health care (health care without pharmaceutical companies), you will start healing within your own mind and body. This could add seven years to your life. And making it through one extra decade of your life could actually add two additional decades.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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