Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2023
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‘I’m a tech giant who wants to live forever, takes 100 pills a day and has no social life’ | World | News

A tech entrepreneur who describes himself online as a “rejuvenation athlete” is pursuing a plan to live forever which includes getting up at 4.30am and taking 100 pills a day.

Bryan Johnson has developed a self-care system called Blueprint which he hopes will free him from the ageing process.

It includes no alcohol, going to bed on his own at 8.30pm and following a strict diet which sees him eating all his meals before 11am.

On a daily basis, boiled broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and garlic feature on Mr Johnson’s menu as part of his ambition to stop himself ageing biologically.

A team of doctors monitors his progress while Mr Johnson shares his progress with his 160,000 followers on X, formerly known as Twitter.

In one such post, dated September 2, Mr Johnson lists what he has done within 24 hours, including eight hours 36 minutes of sleep, 104 pills swallowed, 12 minutes of “light therapy”, breathing exercises and a test of his urination speed.

As part of his bid to live forever, Mr Johnson, 45, has also taken blood plasma from his son, Talmage.

A divorcee, he sold his company, Braintree Venmo, to PayPal in 2013 for a reported $800million.

The cost of the Los Angeles based tech whizz’s quest to stop his body ageing is reported to be $2m (£1.6m).

But besides the strict regime he prescribes for himself, he also has high expectations when it comes to first dates.

Outlining his expectations in a tweet, Mr Johnson lists dinner at 11am, sleep by 8.30am, “no pillow talk”, the other person sleeping alone, no small talk or “sunny vacations”.

Sex would also be “scheduled”, they must also give plasma and recognise they are not his number one priority.

The tweet ends with the tongue in cheek conclusion: “Unsure why I’m single”.

How well is Mr Johnson doing in his quest? Statistics he shared on X would suggest so with figures appearing to show him accumulating “ageing damage” slower than 88 percent of 18-year-olds.

He also claims to have slowed the pace of ageing by the equivalent of 31 years and to possess a total bone mineral density which places him in the top 0.2 percent of 30-year-olds.

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