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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.
Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “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. It’s impossible to imagine anyone better than Art—one of the leading scientists, entrepreneurs and CEOs of our generation—to take this new venture forward.” Art said: “I’ve devoted much of my life to science and technology, with the goal of improving human health. Larry’s focus on outsized improvements has inspired me, and I’m tremendously excited about what’s next.”
Google is keeping its exact plans close to the vest. But it is likely to use its data-processing might to shed new light on age-related maladies. Sources close to the project suggest Calico will start with a small number of employees and focus initially on researching new technology.
That approach may yield unlikely conclusions. “Are people really focused on the right things? One of the things I thought was amazing is that if you solve cancer, you’d add about three years to people’s average life expectancy,” Page said. “We think of solving cancer as this huge thing that’ll totally change the world. But when you really take a step back and look at it, yeah, there are many, many tragic cases of cancer, and it’s very, very sad, but in the aggregate, it’s not as big an advance as you might think.”
They only want a part of the big money which comes from Health industry. So does every other big Pharmas and even if there would be cures to certain diseases like diabetes the cure never seem to come in markets. Reason to this is that longer the patient is sick, more money these patients will bring to the company.
What would make Google any different? As they said they want their share of this big money.
As long as it´s money thriving, the ones who suffers from it are the patients.
You can´t find immortality as long as there are diseases.
Immortality and the money is the word which also thrives cosmetic industry. And in general cosmetic industry is a big HOAX, magic creams what makes you look younger when the thruth is that water molecule is the biggest molecule which can enter inside the skin and the fake sensation mostly comes from acids which puffs the skin.
Well we will see what comes from this and what direction they will go.. Im a bit sceptic tho
One day people will have the option of uploading their minds at the point of death.
They will then live on in a virtual world not unlike our own existance.
Or has it happened to us already....
I obviously bought the economy package deal
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On the flip side of that coin, what if death is truly something amazing and we can finally answer all of the questions of the universe? I wouldnt want to miss that ride to stay on this sometimes hellacious, cruel, earth-realm.
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Immortality would eventually stop us breeding. So no mistakes.. no sex
One thing to remember, why should a person need to work so long if they were to live to five hundred years old. They would have to put up with the ways of the young who think they know more than they do. They would be called ancient by the new generations that would want change without evaluating the consequences. Things I have learned are scoffed on by professionals in the fields because they have educations. They do not understand I have studied hard for six years to learn what I know and have learned a lot in my life. This is nothing to them, their masters degree makes them think they have more knowledge than I do. I'll let them discover the fountain of youth the hard way. I have found the easy way, by comparing what I have been told from old people and working out the bugs that still made them die at an older age.