April 14th 2005
Fantastic Voyage. Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman M.D. 2004. ISBN 1579549543. So the inventor of the first OCR product (sold to Xerox) first text to speech engine (made famous by Stevie Wonder) and the holder of hundreds of patents, Ray Kurzweil (wealthy geek) woke up to “Hey I’m 57 and my Dad died at 56″. For someone not afraid to tackle any technological problem, he dug in very deeply into the science of longevity. His belief, that if we follow the findings of research today, we can extend our life sufficiently to take advantage of the major discoveries looming in Genomic and Proteomic research. These breakthroughs just might allow us (him) to extend our lives much much longer. The book is a snapshot ( in depth) of all the ways we can live a healthier life and re-create our bodies in a”younger ” state. It sounds like science fiction, but the man has been very very forward thinking for many years and rarely wrong. By following his own research findings he eliminated his type2 diabetes. Check out the website Fantastic-Voyage.net. Very enjoyable and hard to put aside, I recommend this one for a mind bending read on every page.
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