When it comes to wanting to live forever, I’m one of those people. It’s been a focus of mine since I was 17 years old. I had just finished reading The Fantastic Voyage: Do You Want to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil which inspired me to do just that. Kurzweil believes that human kind is approaching what he calls a technological singularity that will enable humans to merge ourselves with our machines, an effect that will allow us to no longer become victims to the ravages of time itself. To this end I take supplements like Phytoceramide, Q10, Reversitol and others in an attempt to combat it.
It’s going to take more than just supplements, though, this I know. I am going to have to focus more on the things that I haven’t been doing – exercising, mainly. It’s just so easy to get caught up in work and life that I forget to exercise both my body and mind. Along with a balanced diet, exercise is a key component in keeping ourselves fit and healthy so we’ll be able to extend our age. It’s my hope that I’ll be able to extend it so much so that I’ll be around for this singularity to occur.
Perhaps I won’t be. It’s a risk that I am willing to take. It’s going to take a lot of work on my part to ensure that I am healthy for this moment. If I’m not around for it and I do not end up living forever, then at least I will have lead a life that I can consider healthy. It’s a win/win type of situation in my opinion. Of course, being able to live out the rest of my days for as long as I want is the real goal that I won’t lose focus of.