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Topic : Picture of man spending $2m a year to reverse biological age before he started has people saying the
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TITLE : Picture of man spending $2m a year to reverse biological age before he started has people saying the

Picture of man spending $2m a year to reverse biological age before he started has people saying the same thing
 



Tech mogul's 'baby-face' has people all saying the same thing

 

 


The world of 2023 appears to be fast turning into an all too real technological dystopia.

 

And what technological dystopia would be complete without an eccentric rich person trying to 'de-age' themselves?

 

That's exactly what tech businessman Bryan Johnson has been trying to achieve with a strict regimen of so-called 'bio-hacking'.

 

This includes a restricted diet, some 50-60 pills a day, exercise, and even using his son's blood.

 

The millionaire has now posted a picture showing the results of 'Project Baby Face', which he started ten months ago with the aim of making him appear to have the face of an 18-year-old.

 

He posted on Twitter, saying: "I got really skinny the first year of Blueprint and lost a lot of facial volume.


"We started Project Baby Face 10 months ago. How are we doing?"

 

And when compared to a picture of Johnson from 2018, before he started his regimen, many people were saying the exact same thing.

 

And that is that he looked better before he started his 'bio-hacking' regimen.


Nonetheless, Johnson appears to be pleased with the results that his lifestyle is producing.

 

Medics also have also said that the anti-aging process is making him look 'sick'.

 

Dr. Nir Barzilai, the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, was among doctors and health experts who met the millionaire at an annual retreat in May, and were worried about his appearance.

 

And as for Johnson's claims that he wants to live to 120 and to be around in hundreds of years, well, let's just say doctors are sceptical.

 

Dr Pinchas Cohen, dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, told TIME: "Death is not optional; it’s written into our genes

 

"There’s absolutely no evidence that it’s possible.

 

"There’s absolutely no technology right now that even suggests that we’re heading that way."

Aging is a natural part of life, including seeing how we change over the years.

 

Instead of trying to turn back time, perhaps the best thing we can aim for is to have every wrinkle and laugh line tell the story of a life well-lived.

 

 

Source: https://www.unilad.com/technology/news/bryan-johnson-before-after-photo-biohacker-tech-businessman-922218-20231130

 

Comprehension

What is Bryan Johnson trying to achieve with his 'bio-hacking' regimen?
What does Johnson's regimen include?
How long has Johnson been working on 'Project Baby Face'?
What do many people think about Johnson's appearance after he started his regimen?
What do medics say about the anti-aging process that Johnson is undergoing?
Who is Dr. Nir Barzilai?
What are Johnson's claims about his lifespan?
What is the best thing we can aim for instead of trying to turn back time?

Discussion

What is your opinion on Bryan Johnson's 'bio-hacking' regimen?
Do you think it is possible to reverse the aging process? Why or why not?
What are some of the benefits of aging?
What are some of the challenges of aging?
What are some ways to stay healthy as we age?
Do you think it is important to accept the changes that come with aging? Why or why not?
What are some ways that technology has changed the way we age?
How do you think society views aging?

Vocabulary

Dystopia - an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.
Eccentric - unconventional and slightly strange.
Regimen - a prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health.
Bio-hacking - the practice of making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to improve one's health and well-being.
Medics - medical professionals, such as doctors or nurses.
Anti-aging - the process of slowing, halting, or reversing the aging process.
Sceptical - not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
Wrinkle - a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face.