Is 100 the New 60? Living Longer, Living Better. What's on the Horizon?

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The race for extending human life is heating up. Every day, new technologies are emerging with the potential to meaningfully extend our lifespan - and boost the quality of that lifespan.

Join us for an introduction into some of the longevity-related technologies headed our way, including some potential opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.

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Is 100 the New 60? Living Longer, Living Better. What's on the Horizon?

  1. 1. LIFE EXTENSION & LIFE EXPANSION Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Longevity +Chris Mohritz | chris@mohritz.co
  2. 2. OUR JOURNEY ● Expanding access to data ● Deepening understanding of our biology ● Repairing & replacing our biology ● Implications Interrupt me at anytime for questions / comments
  3. 3. FUTURIST PERSPECTIVE youtube.com/watch?v=f28LPwR8BdY
  4. 4. MONITORING & DIAGNOSIS Expanding Access To Data
  5. 5. SUMMARY ● At-home tracking & diagnoses ● Access to more (relevant) information ● Easier access to that information ● AI-assisted diagnoses
  6. 6. ROBOTIC HEALTH COMPANIONS ● At-home / full-time ● Therapeutic (parorobots.com)
  7. 7. IBM’S WATSON ● Jeopardy winner turns medical doctor wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013- 02/11/ibm-watson-medical-doctor
  8. 8. QUALCOMM X PRIZE ● qualcommtricorderxprize.org youtube.com/watch?v=uRtsxat9jzk youtube.com/watch?v=1m2267NBVdg
  9. 9. WEARABLE COMPUTING ● In surgery ● Quantified Health (exogenbio.com) singularityhub.com/2013/12/01/google- glass-makes-its-way-into-operating- rooms/
  10. 10. QUANTIFIED SELF ● Digitally recording daily life ● For memories, performance tuning, etc. ● Body sensors, cameras, etc. youtube.com/watch?v=OrAo8oBBFIo youtube.com/watch?v=XxcmwX-Rtug quantifiedself.com nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magazine/02self- measurement-t.html
  11. 11. GENETICS & BRAIN Deepening Understanding of Our Biology and How to Work With it
  12. 12. CALICO ● Google time.com/574/google-vs-death venturebeat.com/2013/11/20/calico- enlists-a-genetics-a-team-for-its- mysterious-anti-aging-venture
  13. 13. HUMAN LONGEVITY INC. ● humanlongevity.com ● Craig Venter (first to sequence human genome) ● Peter Diamandis ● Expecting to map thousands
  14. 14. BEIJING GENOMICS INSTITUTE ● genomics.cn ● $1.5B from Chinese Gov’t ● Expecting to map millions of people forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2013/08/28/genomic-dreams-coming-true-in-china/
  15. 15. CONSUMER-GRADE DNA ANALYSIS ● 23andme.com ● dna.ancestry.com
  16. 16. CROWDSOURCING RNA DESIGN ● eterna.cmu.edu ● Gamified molecule design ● “An enthusiastic group of non-experts... has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms...” cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2014/january/jan27_RNAdesigns.html
  17. 17. MODELING THE HUMAN BRAIN ● Creating a complete virtual human brain http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/
  18. 18. A QUESTION OF STORAGE ● brainbackups.com ● 100,000,000,000 neurons * 10,000 synapses = 1,000,000,000,000,000 ● 1 terabyte = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes ● 1,000,000,000,000,000/1,099,511,627,776 = 909.49 terabytes ● 1 terabyte hard drive = ~$90 –> storage for all human neurons and synapses ~$90 * 909.49 = ~$81,854
  19. 19. REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS Fixing Biological Problems
  20. 20. BIOPRINTING ● 3D printing of personalized organs ted. com/talks/anthony_atala_printing_a_ human_kidney
  21. 21. NANOTECHNOLOGY ● Virus traps ● vecoy.com singularityhub. com/2014/04/01/will-virus- particles-meet-their-end-in-these- tiny-death-traps/
  22. 22. STEVE AUSTIN NOW $6,000 MAN ● "Prosthetic limbs have now reached the stage where they offer equivalent or slightly improved functionality to human limbs. Brain-machine interfaces in the form of brain-implants are demonstrating that directly bridging the gap between brain and machine is possible." ● dni. gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030. pdf
  23. 23. RESTORING SENSES FOR AMPUTEES io9.com/a-major-breakthrough-in-bringing-the-sense-of-touch-to-1445039422/all
  24. 24. RESTORING NATURAL CONTROL /io9.com/the-world-s-first-mind-controlled-robotic-leg-is-ready-1401103956
  25. 25. 3D PRINT COSMETIC RESTORATION abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/03/13/mans-face-rebuilt-with-3d-printer-after-crash/
  26. 26. GO BULLETPROOF technewsdaily.com/5177- bulletproof-human-skin-spider-silk. html
  27. 27. IMPLICATIONS How Does This Impact Our Future
  28. 28. OVERPOPULATION RISK census.gov/population/international/data/idb/worldgrgraph.php maxlife.org/faqs.asp#q1
  29. 29. QUESTIONS ARE BEING ASKED kickstarter. com/projects/1956082973/the-last- generation-to-die-a-short-film
  30. 30. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE youtube.com/watch?v=tiUJ0PuYcsI
  31. 31. KEEP DIGGING ● humanityplus.org ● maxlife.org ● 2045.com ● foresight.org ● liveto110.com ● fightaging.org/resources ● singularityhub.com/category/longevity- and-health
  32. 32. Feedback? Questions? chris@mohritz.co

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