Sunday, August 17, 2014

Google Wants to Help You Remain Forever Young

The Paradox -

Technology seeks to prolong life yet the disciples in control of our science seek to kill us at every turn. Their science seeks to extend the lives of the very few, not the masses. Prolonging the lives of an over-crowded planet makes no sense. W

We continue to perfect technology and debase human beings. They will make us obsolete.

Google Wants to Help You Remain Forever Young

Orig.src.Susanne.Posel.Daily.News- Calico.google01_occupycorporatismSusanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent
August 14, 2014

Google wants to help people stay forever young with a new anti-aging campaign announced by their chief executive officer Larry Page.

Page said about the project that began last September: “We’re tackling aging, one of life’s greatest mysteries.”

Calico LLC , according to their website, “is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.”

Page said about the investment into Calico: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives.”

The team that makes up Calico includes:
  • Arthur Levinson, chairman of the board at Apple
  • Hall Barron former chief medical officer of pharmaceutical group Hoffmann-La Roche
  • David Botstein, Princeton University genomics professor
  • Cynthia Kenyon, researcher in biology and genetics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Robert Cohen, oncology researcher at Genentech
  • Jonathan Lewis, executive with UCB Pharma
Orig.src.Susanne.Posel.Daily.News- Calico.google_occupycorporatismOn the website, Calico is described as a group of “scientists from the fields of medicine, drug development, molecular biology, and genetics. Through our research we’re aiming to devise interventions that slow aging and counteract age-related diseases.”

Last year the question was asked by media : “Can Google solve death?”

Earlier this year, Google funded eugenics venture 23andMe (23M) was still under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their home genetics product that tests and diagnoses for mutations in the genome. In order to determine the genetic traits possible future children will inherit from their parents, clients have their saliva swabbed.

In addition, it was announced by Andrew Conrad, molecular biologist and lead researcher for Google X that the corporation has been behind the latest push by the tech corporation to get to know their users better – by collecting data on DNA in order to decipher what a healthy, normal human being should look like.

If Google X could analyze the DNA of enough participants, it is suspected that “prevention based treatment strategies” would allow for the possible removal of traits that cause those diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders.

Google X has been developing animal-inspired robots, self-driving cars and even “smart” contact lenses.

According to Ray Kurzweil, transhumanist visionary and engineering director at Google, this corporation is assisting in the inevitable conclusion that “computers liberate themselves from their masters will occur in our lifetime.”

This will become reality because of the movement to help Google understand human “natural language” because this “is the key to computers understanding everything.”

Kurzweil said: “My project is ultimately to base search on really understanding what the language means. When you write an article, you’re not creating an interesting collection of words. You have something to say and Google is devoted to intelligently organizing and processing the world’s information. The message in your article is information, and the computers are not picking up on that. So we would want them to read everything on the web and every page of every book, then be able to engage in intelligent dialogue with the user to be able to answer their questions.”


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