But experts say people are living longer anyway
You might have heard about the Google executive that takes 150 vitamins a day and wants to ‘live forever.’ But what you haven’t heard about is all the people living past the age of 100.
While futurist Ray Kurzweil is banking on his pills and technology to beat death, wellness expert Judy Gamman told KTRH more people are living longer without the extra help.
“We’re taking better care of ourselves. And we have the technology now to find different diseases and stop them before they progress,” Gamman explained.
In fact the number of people living past the age of 100 has grown 66 percent over the last 30 years.
“What that tells us is that when we hit 60 it’s not time to retire,” Gamman explained.
Gamman says those people aren't putting tiny robots inside of their bodies.
“We’re not there yet. There is a lot of technology, but I am not going to be the one signing up for that trial,” Gamman stated.
And Gamman says those 150 pills a day that Kurzweil takes simply isn't healthy.
“Taking 150 vitamins a day will be costly and it could cost you your life,” Gamman said.
KTRH did try to contact Kurzweil, but he didn't call us back. He is also the guy who says that over time, technology will combine with the human body to help us live longer.