Monday, March 09, 2015

Google says humans could live for 500 YEARS - and is investing in firms hoping to extend our lives five-fold

Google has invested in taxi firms, smart thermostats and even artificial intelligence but it is also setting its sights on immortality - or at least increasing our lives five-fold. 

In an interview with Bloomberg, Google Ventures' president Bill Maris said he thinks it's possible to live to 500 years old. 
And this will be helped by medical breakthroughs as well as a rise in biomechanics.
He has already ploughed money into genetics firms and cancer diagnostic startups and said: 'We have the tools in the life sciences to achieve anything that you have the audacity to envision. I just hope to live long enough not to die.' 
Mr Maris founded Google Ventures in 2009 and oversees all of the fund’s global activities.
He studied neuroscience at Middlebury College and conducted neurobiology research at Duke University. 

Ok... we shall see!

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