I Watched A Speech In Rejuvenation Biotechnology By Aubrey de Grey, PH.D.

Is aging a disease? Can we cure cancer, and the other diseases associated with age?

Check out his book called “Ending Aging” to find out.

Can regenerative biotechnology reverse age related damage?

People and machines ware out. This is a physics fact called thermodynamics.

The damage is what eventually happen to the people or the machine.

“Metabolism>Damage>Pathology”

Why are we failing at diseases of old age, but so successful at diseases of the young?

Some people say there are too many things going wrong to understand the damage or old age diseases?

Diseases are communicable, congenital and chronic.

The aging diseases are essentially the same thing but to prevent them is to correct the damage using types of therapy.

The damage can not be corrected through diet or biochemistry at this stage because prevention has too much damage to correct.

What about genetic manipulation or pharmacology?

Where is the fountain of youth?

His “Fourth Paradigm” is called the maintenance approach and uses promising therapies like stem cells.

The seven major categories of damage can be fixed by this approach.

Is this the next leap in technology?

People will anticipate that this thing will happen very soon!

Is this a scam? Or the new science?

Stop Eating Sugar

Okay, people eat too much sugar.

It is in almost all processed foods.

We have sugar in every desert we eat.

We usually have sugar because of our diet.

It is a major way to foul up our regular body functions and propels us to many major diseases.

Try giving up all sweet or junk food and baked food.

Eat more veggies and protein and less starch, bread, pasta and fruit.

Your skin and teeth, gums and organs will work better.

You will have a better mood and sleep better at night.

It will be a big challenge and be as hard or harder than stopping alcohol and smoking as a combination.

It will help you loose weight, regulate your hormones and improve your health.

The only downside is it takes a huge effort.

Facing The Fear And Doing (Or Not Doing) It Anyway

Fear is universal but what we face is as special and specific as you and me.

Experience makes a good teacher, I claim to whittle down my fears, one at a time, in a way that does little or no harm to anyone.

I am a writer, my biggest fear is a blank page, the undone chore, the next obstacle in my way.

I tend to face my fear and the blank page is a struggle but my writing prompt experience will show me to write something about almost anything from my own knowledge base and experience. When I am open and honest the task of producing a blog entry is never that much of a problem.

This is my fourth blog entry today. I am busy facing other fears today: returning phone calls, going down shopping, going to the Zombie Walk, and getting home in time for supper.

Yesterday, I had to go to a new assignment. I am a cleaner and had to go do some construction cleanup. I had to met and greet the site foreman, assess the job, complete the assignment and deal with logistics on site. I had people problems, working with limited resources. I followed my own advice and did a good job.

The Holiday long weekend is just starting to unfold. Lots of family and friends. I’ll follow and lead and do no harm.

Leading and Following, whatever works

It is important to be open and honest in today’s busy world, especially with myself.

One way is to lead or to follow whichever is appropriate at the time.

When I’m at work. I generally do the leading. But my partner will say something and I’ll follow her lead most of the time.

As a son, I usually follow my mother’s lead and do what she says or whatever she is doing.

As a brother, I do the same.

But, I lead myself in my day to day affairs as long as it works.

I am authentic, honest and open to the opportunity life presents me in this intense crazy information packed society. I am privileged to be a participant.

I follow anyone that is trustworthy, open and honest. Otherwise, I follow my own best advice: do no harm.

The Hate Vaccine

If we can do it for nicotine, cocaine…

Imagine the brain becoming addicted to the hate molecule.

We can’t prevent the cravings for hate, but we can get rid of the high.

No more People drunk on hate.

Maybe there is a way to combat ‘hate’?

It’s called love.

When we give love to ourselves, we combat hate. We may not be able to stop hating, but we lower or keep a balance, this helps us from acting on hate in inappropriate ways.

The ‘trick’ is to out the truth about love and hate.

The science of hate is all about behavior and learning to treat behavior whenever it is preventative or corrects an imbalance.

Education is key, as is experience.

I’m never too old to learn how to love and hate in a better way.

Truth And Love (That’s what I have to get into)

Weather it is inner conflict or world conflict,

The cliche is that the truth will set you free,

Love is about being honest with each other and finding the truth,

Love is telling the truth when it would be way easier to tell a lie,

How can a ‘Facebook’ tell the truth or love for that matter?

Who is telling the truth?

Are our politics making us better at love and truth?

The platforms on the internet are challenging to news, the truth and love in our ability to learn and maintain the truth at large.

The politics and hate spin is making it difficult to follow up on the truth.

There is a lot of misdirection, confusion, and deceit.

In this sense, we are becoming global citizen’s.

We need to watch our learning to obtain the truth on issues we use to have handed to us,

Are you sure about what the science is on some issues? Global warming?, GMO’s?

What is ‘fake news’?

Take some responsibility and demand the best from the brand names of news agencies or people you can trust.

Zombie Walk (What to wear?)

Saturday at 3 PM, I need to head downtown for a night of debouching and Tom Foolery.

But what shall I wear?

Out of the 350 or so guest zombies, I could dress up as a little girl zombie going to the after birthday party, after the adults finish the zombie walk from Centennial Square to the legislature grounds.

My first impression is to wear an axe between my shoulder blades, get my hair done (lots of clotting blood and sand), I may get my nails ‘split’ and have someone crack my skull. If I had just known last year I was going again this year, I may have let myself rot in a ditch somewhere or let my body bloat in a stagnant pool of water.

Anyway, I think I’ll just put on an old pair of jeans and a T-shirt. If I go over to the Neighbors for a snack, someone will stab or

poke or punch me and I’ll start to bleed or get something stuck in me.

I’ve got a two headed axe. I think I can put it between my shoulder blades before I go.

I seem to always be hungry, but I can spare some buddies blood and brain to splatter on the windows on my way through town.

(Just joking, they don’t want us to do this on the walk.)

No guns, knives, or weapons of any kind.

This years annual Zombie Walk in Downtown, Victoria, B.C., will be a hoot!

Hope to see you there: Centennial Square beside City Hall.

(The Horrible Disease I Probably Already Have) Prayer

To love and to cherish the human body,

To address my undying fascination for how said body works,

The way I coped with my sickness and all my loved ones (who were very sick) who I could not fix,

My love of medicine, black humor (any kind of humor as long as it makes me laugh),

To let go of needless pain and suffering,

To do no harm,

To be of use to my body and be willing to give first aid to anyone in need,

To get over the past and get on with the present,

To work on my good and work on my bad behavior and to find some ‘middle ground’,

To be grateful for my insatiable curiosity that keeps me a life long student and teacher,

To sum up all my fears, cut them in half and learn to live with them,

To boldly go on living, laughing and learning in all my affairs…

The Problem With Transparency (My Rant)

When we are held against our will by a group the individual becomes a prisoner. Or the individuals become slaves to the group.

The technology becomes evasive when it intrudes on the privacy of the individual.

At present, there are many individuals who are creating profiles and data about themselves that put them at risk for intruding into their privacy, against their will. And at worst, they are putting their lives at risk through their ignorance.

Truth and beauty are examples of healthy transparency. People who knowingly risk their privacy to find a healthier way to find a better way to be transparent.

Many people openly sign contracts and follow rules and regulations that suspend parts of their privacy to allow companies and governments to hire them to do jobs which they are paid to do. Public servants are good examples. Yet, when these public servants make mistakes that cause harm to the company or the companies are found guilty of harming the public servant, they are held accountable.

So, it is imperative that as a group we are able to find better ways to be held accountable when problems with transparency result in harm to others. The goal is not to simply be transparent, but to do so without causing needless harm.

With that said, we are far away from accountable transparency of any kind. There are many problems to be remedied before accepting technology that monitor, record, collect data, etc. People need privacy and Safeway’s to have a living space that will not be manipulated to harm them.

Education is key. People need to learn what the consequences of these new technologies are to them. Fortunately, the media is helping us see the good, bad and ugly.

When all is said and done, there is a siren call on topics like hate spin, alarmist journalism, and evasive procedures done by elitist organizations. The brave new world may not be about big brother, but about being better educated on these new ways to improve society. No one wants to blindly trust governments, companies, or powerful people just because the ideas are possible.

It is a lot harder to advance or be honest than the impression makes it seem to be.

We all need to study the new ways and practice prevention before we cause more harm than good.

Again, with that said, there is a warning to be posted before more is discovered for the common good. Most of us need to have our backs up against the wall before we learn anything. As alarmist as this may sound, I think things need to get worse before we start practicing the prevention needed in our society.

Many of us, don’t like to face the music. Hopefully, we are not talking about death and destruction. But a lot of money is invested in new technology. And if and when it creates opportunity to cause harm, it may not be easy to overcome the issues this creates.

My goal is to get involved with the thick of things. I want to stay vigilant, informed and working in society to embrace the 3rd, fourth, 5th or whatever wave is going to hit us in today’s development.

My wish is that people do their best stay Leary of any free lunch or miracles that promise us the moon.