Thiel, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who was the first outside investor in Facebook, has poured millions of dollars into anti-aging startups and therapies, and has argued that the rest of society should join him in finding a cure for aging and death.
In an unpublished interview with Bercovici, Thiel expressed his enthusiasm for finding a way to stay young forever — and noted he was willing to try a controversial technique known as parabiosis. “I’m looking into parabiosis stuff … where they [injected] the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect,” Thiel reportedly said. “I think there are a lot of these things that have been strangely underexplored.”
I – Word Understanding
Parabiosis – to surgically join two organisms
Rejuvenating – to make younger / fresher
II – Have Your Say
1. Parabiosis has been studied for over 100 years as potential therapy not only for aging — but also metabolism, diabetes, and cancer. What do you think of “young blood” transfusion?
2. Can we really delay ageing? How far would you go to delay ageing? What kind of anti-aging procedures or products are you willing to try?
3. What are your anti-aging secrets? Please share.