He spends $1 million a year on diet pills and eating right.
Ray Kurzweil, 67-year-old leading Google futurist, claims his “biological age” is in the late 40s, thanks to some unusual health habits.
Kurzweil wants to live forever and has dedicated his life and career to achieving the tremendous goal.
In fact, he’s so dedicated to increasing his lifespan that he says he spends “a few thousand dollars per day” on his diet pills and eating right, which adds up to about $1 million a year. It appears that living forever is quite the pricey endeavor.
According to Caroline Daniel of The Financial Times, Kurzweil used to take 250 pills a day, but thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, that number is now down to 100 pills a day. His pills include supplements for “heart health, eye health, sexual health, and brain health.”
If you don’t have thousands of dollars laying around to spend on pill supplements, fear not — Kurzweil decided to let the public in on his everyday breakfast. Here’s what the futurist consumes to kick off his day:
porridge (150-350 calories for a half cup, depending on ingredients)
berries (85 calories for a cup)
smoked salmon and mackerel (100 calories for a 3-ounce serving)
dark chocolate infused with espresso (170 calories for an ounce)
vanilla soy milk (100 calories for a cup)
stevia (zero calories)
green tea (zero calories)
Kurzweil told Daniel that this breakfast selection emphasizes “healthy carbs” and “fills you up with fewer calories.”
Adding hundreds of expensive pills to your daily diet probably isn’t feasible for most, but Kurzweil’s hearty breakfast isn’t too outrageous — as long as you can stomach smoked fish that early in the morning.
Kurzweil has had some of the most innovative ideas of our time in the fields of biotechnology and longevity, so he’s certainly no fool when it comes to the life-extending healthy habits.
The leading futurist is known for his strangely-accurate predictions. Since the mid-80s, Kurzweil has predicted technological breakthroughs that were previously seen as mere sci-fi fantasies — decades ago, he predicted prosthetic legs for paraplegics, wirelessly accessing information via the internet, and self-driving cars, to name a few.
So is eating dark chocolate and salmon for breakfast the key to immortality? The jury’s still out. But if Ray Kurzweil endorses the habit as a life-extender, it might not be a bad idea to try it out.
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