Episode 35: Science Fiction Becomes Science Reality

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Episode 35 CardPeter and Dan discuss awarding the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, which involved designing a portable wireless device that can monitor and diagnose health conditions from the palm of your hand. The prize concept originated during a lunch with Qualcomm’s Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, a fellow Star Trek fan, when they decided the Tricorder medical device should exist.

In this episode:

  • Peter describes the power of incentive prizes with examples dating back to 1714, including the invention of canned food.
  • Considering the vast amounts of data in the healthcare field, Dan and Peter explain why AI will have a major role in democratizing healthcare, and how an AI diagnosis will ultimately be better than the best human experts in the world.
  • Peter describes the process of awarding a XPRIZE and the roadmap needed to bring technology to market.

Episode 34: Longevity Escape Velocity

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Dan and Peter discuss their common desire to live a long and healthy life, and takeaways from Peter’s recent visit to a cutting-edge stem cell clinic in Panama.

 

 

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses his belief that if we’re able to stay alive for the next 50 years, we will have access to converging technologies that can keep us alive indefinitely — what Ray Kurzweil calls reaching “longevity escape velocity”
  • Peter explains what stem cells are and why they have the ability to rejuvenate the body.  Watch this short animation for more information: https://youtu.be/y0R4iaVOswk
  • Peter and Dan discuss the Young Blood experiments at Stanford University and what this research means for rejuvenating the human body.

Episode 21: Inside the Future of Healthcare


In this episode, Dan discusses his recent trip to the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus and why he believes it is the best clinical experience in the world.

Many species on this planet live for hundreds of years, why should we accept a typical life expectancy of 70 or 80 years.

In This Episode:

  • Dan recaps his recent experience going through a full eight-hour day at the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus.
  • Peter and Dan explain their personal longevity goals and why they believe living more than 100 healthy years is doable.
  • Peter gives examples of how algorithms with enough data are beginning to save clients by identifying early threats.