From Counting Steps To Measuring Your Biological Age
Apps and programs assessing a person’s “biological age” will improve, combining genetics and phenomics with measurements of sleep, exercise and diet. A new crop of longevity therapies will lead to an era when counting one’s steps will turn into counting one’s biological years. Bryan Johnson, a 45-year-old software mogul turned neurohacker and life extension guinea pig, has created Rejuvenation Olympics, a website that displays a leaderboard of the top 20 age reduction scores from among thousands who have submitted their epigenetic analyses to the competition. A wave of new consumer brands will follow suit in the coming decade, turning longevity into a trend where people compete with each other to turn back their biological clocks with lifestyle changes and drug interventions.