Google engineering director and futurist Ray Kurzweil believes we are close to realizing everlasting life and is dead-set on getting us there.
The inventor and noted author believes the key to such a scientific breakthrough is a system of ‘bridges’ that enable the body to move from strength to strength over time.
The youthful 65-year-old currently takes 150 supplements a day, which he argues if the first bridge.
The idea is to build enough bridges to ensure the body holds out long enough for life-lengthening technology to come into its own.
He has likened the biology of the body to computer software and believes we are all ‘out of date’.
In an interview with Canadian magazine Maclean’s, Kurzweil says he hopes the supplements will keep him healthy enough to reach the ‘nanotech revolution’.
‘I can never say, “I’ve done it, I’ve lived forever,” because it’s never forever,’ he said.
‘We’re really talking about being on a path that will get us to the next point.
‘Bridge one: Stay as healthy as possible with diet and exercise and current medicine.
‘The goal is to get to bridge two.
‘Bridge two (is) the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease.