A new report links Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to a group of scientists trying to find a technology roadmap to the Fountain of Youth.
“Some people briefed by the company have been told that its investors include Jeff Bezos,” the report said.
It said the former Amazon CEO, who has an estimated net worth of more than $200 billion, has a longstanding interest in research about aging.
The MIT Technology Review said that in his final letter to Amazon shareholders, Bezos — who recently went into space as a publicity gimmick for a space tourism business he wants to grow — quoted musings about life and death published by biologist Richard Dawkins in a book titled “The Blind Watchmaker.”
“Staving off death is a thing that you have to work at,” Bezos wrote then, adding, “More generally, if living things didn’t work actively to prevent it, they would eventually merge into their surroundings, and cease to exist as autonomous beings. That is what happens when they die.”
Altos Labs will include on its staff researcher Shinya Yamanaka, who in 2012 shared a Nobel Prize for his work on reprogramming,
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