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Live Longer with AI

By : Tina Woods
Book Image

Live Longer with AI

By: Tina Woods

Overview of this book

Live Longer with AI examines how the latest cutting-edge developments are helping us to live longer, healthier and better too. It compels us to stop thinking that health is about treating disease and start regarding it as our greatest personal and societal asset to protect. The book discusses the impact that AI has on understanding the cellular basis of aging and how our genes are influenced by our environment – with the pandemic highlighting the interconnectedness of human and planetary health. Author Tina Woods, founder and CEO of Collider Health and Collider Science, and the co-founder of Longevity International, has curated a panel of deeply insightful interviews with some of today’s brightest and most innovative thought leaders at the crossroads of health, technology and society. Read what leading experts in health and technology are saying about the book: "This is a handbook for the revolution!" —Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing "You can live longer and be happier if you make some changes – that is the theme of this book. Well-written and compelling." —Ben Page, CEO, Ipsos Mori "Tina's book is a must-read for those who want to discover the future of health." —José Luis Cordeiro, Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science; Director, The Millennium Project; Vice Chair, Humanity Plus; Co- Author of The Death of Death About the consultant editor Melissa Ream is a leading health and care strategist in the UK, leveraging user-driven design and artificial intelligence to design systems and support people to live healthier, longer lives.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)
Preface
7
Index

Spirituality, Immortality, and the "God Gene"

"When Galileo was saying in Rome in the Vatican that it was not the sun that went around the earth, but the opposite, they almost burned him alive. These ideas are even more revolutionary than evolution or astrophysics."

– José Cordeiro, Director of the Millennium Project

Dr Dean Hamer, the director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the National Cancer Institute in America, was one of the first scientists to explore the link between religious belief and a person's genetic make-up. In his study he asked volunteers 226 questions, in order to determine how spiritually connected they felt to the universe.

The higher their score, the greater a person's ability to believe in a greater spiritual force and, Dr Hamer found, the more likely they were to share the gene VMAT2[56].

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of Twins Research at King...