News Corp Australia | Google’s latest company Calico plans to do anti-ageing research

November 27, 2013

Source: News Corp Australia — November 27, 2013 | Victoria Craw

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Now Google bosses have turned their sights on a much more complex subject – the human body. The tech giant has recently embarked on a series of high profile hires for its new venture Calico, a company which wants to extend human life by up to 100 years.

It comes after the company hired Ray Kurzweil as engineering director, the 65-year-old credited with inventing speech recognition technology who also has unusual views on mortality.

The futurist and inventor is renowned for publishing The Singularity Is Near, a book which envisions a world where man and machine merge to create the path to immortality. He also takes 150 supplements a day to keep his body in optimum condition until the “nanotechnology revolution” takes place. [...]