Month: March 2021

Aging Cure Requirements /v.0.2

0. What’s it all about 

Yes we all want to cure aging.  And many people work on specific programs already, but unfortunately one crucial key ingredient is missing. 
The belief that it can be done. 

lack of faith in longevity

We are all programmed since childhood that death is inevitable.  It is ingrained and cultural. Death is what gives life meaning. etc.
And while it sounds very romantic, it seriously damages the advancement.
So why do something if you are doomed to loose? 

The doubt sips into every aspect of the progress. It makes the field unattractive, it drains the funds and shifts research from cooperation to competition.  

The history teaches us that morale of the troops as important as training or equipment.  So it has to be addresses if we are to win this war.

1. End Goal

Aging Treatment via Whatever Means Necessary.

Whether that be nano robots, reprogrammed viruses, stem cells, regeneration, deep sleep induction.. well we can’t predict yet.

But what we can predict, that it would require a massive research. Both generic and specific. 

Massive research equals:
a. massive funding
b. researchers, who think it’s worth their time

Both of these require a cultural shift towards treating death and aging as a disease. Something that we can prevent and cure.

2. The case against? 

The main reason against it goes like this: ” 

“Classifying aging as a disease also suggests that it could be preventable and/or curable… However, nothing can prevent humans from getting older, and that misleading notion opens the door to snake oil treatments”

So what they are saying is that we can classify aging as a disease when if it’s curable. But to find a cure we have to classify it as disease first.  

Protecting consumers is important, however not as important as the longevity benefits the said customers will get.

3. Requirements
3.1. Education

The effort should be put into educating consumers instead. In fact we do need them to be educated to facilitate the cultural shift. And we need them to provide new generation of researches.  And to finance the whole endeavor as well. 

3.2. Culture

We already have #CentenarianOlympics idea introduced by Peter Attia but we should definitely make it more popular.
Lets look at platforms and viral trends.  Then re-use and re-angle them to inject the ideas of healthy aging, increased life span and possibility of immortality. 

3.3. Audience 

High schoolers, college students & young professionals at the initial stages. The older audience is to set in their ways. So they shell be squeezed later between culture and millionaires seeking eternal life. 

3.4. Money & Resources

We will try to raise funds through donations and by merch sales.  These money and resources provided by volunteers, should be aimed at increasing the community size and providing immediate education (platform appropriate).   
The hope is that at some point there will be enough funds to direct towards research directly.

4. Vision

The bottom line is  that we need an organization, which is dedicated to:
– popularization of the idea of longevity and aging prevention
– providing latest research to the public to improve population health and gain new members 
– lobbying the idea of proper classification to the government officials
– collecting and distributing resources to the researchers, facilitating better communication 

Aging is the root cause of major diseases

Think American Heart Association on steroids.  

Think rerouting resources spent on Cancer and Alzheimer into prevention and treating the root cause.

5. Practical Steps

That’s definitely something to discuss, so please bring your ideas out!  

As of today I see these projects which can bee tackled in this order of complexity.

0) A mail list/forum community.
Open questions:
a. How to finance itself and how to bring new people? 
b. Platforms to cover?  TikTok, Linkedin? 

1) Longevity & Fitness Social Network or Forum.
A non-profit ( block chain distributed?) social network with only organic reach. (allow business accounts with extra features, like linkedin). Maybe a unified health stats accumulator with gamifying competition (like fitbit steps, but more broad). 
How to make it:
 a. Valuable to join?
 b. Valuable for members to invite friends?
 c. Sustainable

2) Citizen Science Fund
How to make it:
a. Visible for patrons?
b. Interesting for patrons? (daily lab updates/ vlogging? )

6. Current State 

longevity notes tutu

That’s me during a small gathering occupying a corner and writing this post. 
I’m overhearing conversations about AI in cancer detection, difference between Gucci and Hermes return policies and “donations” Epic EHRs had to do to win over the state hospitals.

Average age in the room is about 47, average education somewhere between master and PhD, total net-worth enough to buy a tiny country. 

Somebody notices me and asks what I’m working on.
– I’m starting a project to support the “aging is a disease” movement.  
– That’s crazy!
People laugh and move on with the conversation. 
I realize that the work is cut out with a buzz saw. But, conversely, it might be fun and have no downsides.

You can read more about me in the following blog-post:

Join the Movement

Marketing Promise

cancer prevalence usa


Call to Action:

Life expectancy in USA is falling  while prediabetes  (50%),  cancer (38%),  autoimmune and mental conditions are rising.

You might say: it’s not about me,  I’m too young to be affected,  too old to change or don’t have enough time.
But all you need is to adjust priorities and do a half step in the right direction. Motivation comes after action.
And there is plenty of time.

If you want to do better than average and don’t become a part of the negative statistics  – start today.  Your future self will be glad that you did. And so the people around you.

There is a reason why educated people live 10 longer then average.  They are making right choices and , well, educated guesses. We live in a great time, when money are no longer a barrier (or excuse).  If you are reading this, it means that you have internet.   It means that you can educate yourself and the sky is the limit.

Join Smart Monkey community to get an extra boost from the like minded people, who have decided to take charge of their own lives. Of course you can do it yourself, but it’s much easier with friends.  Bring them in too and let’s work on it together.

Marketing Promise: (Seth Godin Style)

a. My content is for people who believe:
– That they are or want to be in charge of their life and who don’t want to be normal.
b. I’ll focus on people who want:
– Live and enjoy an extra decade or more 
c. I promise that engaging with what I do will help you get:
– Best actionable, science supported and easy to understand ways to move the needle towards wining the #centenarianolympics

If you think it’s not a bargain, then please don’t subscribe, it’s not for you.

But if you think it’s a good deal, don’t forget to:

Join Us!

Why Am I here?

I have it all in my close family: a 104 yrs old grandma still kicking ass on one side and diabetes, cancer & dementia on another.

So I have been always interested in what I can personally do to get more of the former and less of the later. 
Not enough to get a medical degree, but enough to follow and dig through the latest health research. What’s became clear to me that in most cases it’s not about the genes you’ve got.  It’s about how you treat them and what epigenetic environment you put them through. 

Now, why I do it all, why this blog, why smart-monkey channel and group?
Through the years I have found that it’s much easier to do the next research, then actually apply it to the personal life. But when I create content it forces me to practice what I preach to not feel an impostor. And provides an emotional boost on top, when somebody reacts.
That’s what I call a win-win.

Affecting a million people in a positive way is the new way of been a millionaire.
But I’m ok with a 1000 or even 10. (I’d like to write 1, but, alas, I’m not a saint)


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