I’ve just finished reading ‘FUTURE PREDICTIONS FOR 2017-2045’
by Dr.Robert Goldman-World Medical Chairman
Because any of these predictions could have a huge impact on you and your business!
It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950 was 50 years; in 1980, 7 years; and in 2010, 3.5 years. In 2020 it is projected to be 0.2 years—just 73 days. Computer power is doubling every 18 months, so massive increases in scope and scale. Once nanotechnology and nano circuitry, stem cells, and genetic engineering, come on board, the world as we know it will be unrecognisable. Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, chips implanted in our brains, self-driving cars, trucks and planes, robotic moon bases and maybe even high-speed rail linking London to Beijing.
The most popular movie super heroes demonstrate cellular regeneration like ‘Wolverine’ allowing mutations to enable rapid cellular repair & healing achieving Immortality, or Captain America in 1942 using Hormone Therapy/Steroid Augmentation to become an athletic Super Hero and with Cryonics/suspended animation freezing him into the 21st century. This Brave New World is coming into being faster than we imagined. To have the great jobs and careers of the future, you must embrace and see it before it arrives.
RADICAL LIFE EXTENSION
Billions of dollars have recently flowed into Anti-Ageing Medical research, from the likes of Silicon Valley & Biotech Startups chasing after the ‘Fountain of Youth’, such as Calico (Google), Johnson & Johnson, Human Longevity Inc, Elysium Health, Synthetic Genomics, GlaxoSmithKline / Sinclair, Startup Health, Mayo Clinic, Scripps Research, Roche , Novartis (Rapamycin), AstraZeneca, AbbVie, Pfizer, Sanofi, Medtronic/Covidien, IBM Watson Healthcare, Quest, Apple, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Facebook, Amazon, Novo Nordisk and other giants. They finally realised that Anti-Ageing & Regenerative Medicine is the next generation of healthcare -the age of PRACTICAL IMMORTALITY, where lifespans of 120 to 150 in superior health may become commonplace and may be seen as early as 2029.
Others such as Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, for example, has given more than $430 million toward anti-ageing research because he finds the quiet acquiescence of mortality “incomprehensible.” XPRIZE entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis co-founded Human Longevity, which, in conjunction with StartUp Health, launched the Longevity Moonshot, whose mission is “to extend and enhance healthy life by 50+ years and change the face of ageing.” Google co-founder Larry Page launched a biotech company called Calico, which aims to extend the human life span by a century. Calling it “a longer-term bet,” Page said he was confident they “can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.” PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel created Breakout Labs to fund scientists and start-ups that include some working on achieving immortality, and he invested millions in funding research to treat ageing as an engineering problem to be solved at the cellular level by reprogramming cells to stop ageing. The anti-ageing literature is loaded with technologies to prolong lifespan by 20-40%, at least in lab animals. Interventions such as caloric restriction, rapamycin, stem cells, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and metformin, etc have been studied for decades for their anti-ageing capacity.
In the past several years, multiple scientific teams demonstrated the rejuvenating powers of young blood. A study published in the esteemed journal Nature found that eliminating senescent cells in aged mice boosted their lifespan by a hefty 30%. Hundreds of anti-ageing drugs are now in the pipeline and billions of dollars are being expended to find real answers. The FDA finally recognised ‘Ageing’ as a disorder that the medical community could target and potentially treat, something the American Academy of Ant-Ageing Medicine (A4M) (www.Worldhealth.net, www.A4M.com) has been stating for decades. Notes A4M President Dr Ronald Klatz, “‘Ageing is Not Inevitable’ and we are seeing the largest paradigm shift in the history of medicine.” We know that lifespan has essentially been going up roughly 1 year in every 4, but health-span is not going up at anywhere near the same rate. The United States spends 19% GDP on healthcare, most of which is used in the last 6 months of a person’s life. If u want an exciting career, the anti-ageing & regenerative medicine marketplace is one to look at seriously. We can no longer practice the ‘disease based’ medicine of the past…preventative anti-ageing & regenerative medicine is the only viable solution to prevent bankrupting of the national budgets due to massive chronic health care costs.
So, are you planning to retire at 50 or 150? Is your pension pot big enough to see you through the next 50, 80, 120 years? Or do you need to think differently about your future income stream?
There are some HUGE numbers being pumped into this kind of research and development, what does your business do right now that could benefit from this kind of investment? Maybe not directly, but do any of these companies or their suppliers or down chain require your product or services?
It’s a HUGE growth area, are you missing out?