Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman have put together another breakthought text that anyone serious about living for a lot longer than you first though must read.
‘Immortality is within our grasp… In Fantastic
Voyage, high-tech Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry
Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity
promised by the leading edge of medical science
– and what you can do today’s to take full advantage of these starting advances.
Citing extensive research findings that surround as radical as the most
speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to
slow aging and disease processes to such degree that you should be in good
health and spirit when the more extreme life-extension and life enhancing
technologies – now in development – become
available. The bridge to the future will enable those who dare to make the
journey from century to the next…. And beyond!’
coming ability to carry out targeted medical procedures at the molecular level
will bring unprecedented power to the practice of medicine. Within a few short
decades we can expect a major revolution in how the human body is healed. Nanomedicine
lays the foundations for understanding this revolution and points to where it
is taking us.’
might seem a little esoteric for an off the shelf read, but I have to say I was
over whelmingly surprised to the point where I couldn’t put it down. In fact,
for any aspiring medical physicians out there, before or in the early stages of
your careers, I strongly recommend it. After all 10 years hence you are going
to be up to your neck in this tiny world nanorobots and artificial hemoglobin.
And it’s the
same for any future Engineer, Designer, Architect, or anybody who is in the
creative-build business; this book will give you untold insights into the
future of Nanoscale Engineering and Architecture.
piece on the history of empirical medicine, you’ll see how far we have come
today and how far we can go tomorrow.
But I would
say, get hold of a Hardback copy for a keepsake. After all, it
is the world’s first volume on perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough
since ‘Hippocratic Corpus (ca. 440-340 BC) the foundation of Greek written
medicine, explicitly grounds the art upon a quite different basis — a healing
system independent of the supernatural and built upon natural philosophy; and
of course Galen of Pergamum (130-200 AD) providing the final medical synthesis
of antiquity and the effective medical standard for the next 13 centuries; and of
course.’ Now where did I get that?