Jeff Bezos sets himself a new challenge: prevent human aging

Jeff Bezos human aging future

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO of the company this summer. However, he has already set several goals. One of the most important and advanced is the conquest of space, but it has also been set as a goal that human beings live longer.

The MIT Technology Review portal has revealed that Jeff Bezos is one of the investors in the new business project in which the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has also invested. Dubbed Altos Labs, it is a new company focused on fighting to age. Specifically, as revealed by the same medium, it applies a biological reprogramming technology to rejuvenate cells in the laboratory. The thesis is that this system could revitalize entire animal bodies and ultimately prolong human life.

Jeff Bezos gonna invest in Human aging

This company, born this year and based in the US and the United Kingdom, ensures that it can carry out unrestricted research on how cells age and how to reverse that process. MIT Technology Review says that among the scientists said to join Altos is Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, a Spanish biologist at the Salk Institute, a research center that mixes human and monkey embryos and has predicted that the life expectancy of humans could increase with 50 years. 

Although it seems science fiction, this type of company is not new. In fact, it’s pursuing a similar goal to Calico Labs, a longevity specialty company announced in 2013 by Google co-founder Larry Page. The beginnings of this company were also accompanied by the hiring of renowned scientists. However, for the time being, he published his first pre-printed work on reprogramming this year.