Everyone wants to live a long time, preferably forever. Much of human art and most all of religion is based on that anxiety. So Google is on the case!
Google still earns most of its money from the ads that pop up with search results, but it’s also working on driverless cars, Internet-connected glasses, and stratospheric balloons that could help get more of the developing world online.
“Illness and aging affect all our families,” Page said in a statement. “With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives.”
Slowing the aging process promises considerable bang for the buck, because many illnesses appear to be the effect, not cause, of getting older, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and various forms of cancer.
Not to be too self absorbed, but speaking for many late baby boomers, I sure hope they get results in, say, the next twenty years or so.