On the cutting edge of medical research is an area called rejuvenation biotechnologies – it’s the science of aging, or more specifically, how the aging process can be slowed or maybe even stopped. As people age, they become more susceptible to a variety of illnesses. For example, human body loses its ability to produce a variety of natural hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. The result is the common effects of getting old: loss of muscle tone, wrinkled skin, graying hair and more illnesses.
Other widespread diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and atherosclerosis increase dramatically with age. It seems that Mother Nature has programmed us with a natural “expiration date.” But what if science had something to say about that? Enter the researchers of the SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization based in California working to develop rejuvenation biotechnologies that counter the aging process.
The work of the SENS Foundation recently attracted the attention of Arizona entrepreneur Jason Hope, a man who has been described as one of today’s leading futurists and an investor who has been on the leading edge of high tech applications, especially those involving Internet-enabled processes.
Hope donated $500,000 to SENS biomedical research.
Jason Hope is a proponent of “The Internet of Things” – this refers to how devices that we use every day are increasingly being enhanced by Internet connectivity. We already use our smartphones to scan items in the grocery store, lock and unlock our houses and navigate with GPS, but this is only the beginning. The Internet of Things will help create an amazing new future. Jason Hope thinks it only makes sense to include biomedical research and anti-aging technology as part of that picture so that we can all move forward into a brighter tomorrow with longer lifespans combined with optimum health.