When one talks of anti-aging facial creams and antioxidants might come to mind, but the reality is most of those products help superficially. They don’t get down to the causes of aging, and with people like Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation, all of that is about to change.
Jason Hope, an Arizona native, graduated from Arizona State University where he studied finance and business administration. He would become a highly sought-after investor and futurist with a knack for identifying market trends. Most notably is his involvement with the SENS Foundation (SENS standing for Strategies For Engineering Negligible Senescence). The latter part of their name is the characteristic of an organism whose age doesn’t determine when they die. The best examples of these would be tortures and hydra.x
SENS hopes to develop what are called AGE-Breaker treatments, which target the end product of advanced glycation. These waste products or AGEs are what cause our muscles and skin to break down with age, and could be the secret we’ve been missing all this time. Research carried out on specific cancers, Alzheimer’s, lung and heart disease will help us better understand their effects on the body.x
The next step is to figure out we could remove glucospane from tissue, and therefore developing effective AGE-Breaker treatments.
Luckily, Jason Hope isn’t the only one interested, with the resources to invest. Many others have taken interested in the work that SENS is doing. For example, since 2010 Jason Hope has given more than a million dollars, alongside others in similar organizations aiding in the research. The co-founders of Google have invested over $100 million into Genentech.
Jason Hope though is well versed in technology, and his interests go well beyond anti-aging.x
Not only does he invest in rejuvenation biotechnology, but also technology as a whole. More specifically he is hugely passionate about IoT (Internet of Things) and has far-ranging theories as to where they will take us. Jason Hope jas openly expresses his concerns around security in addition to ways to ensure IoT remain wide-ranging and genuinely connected. The whole premise of IoT is a hyper-connected, which seems to be the next logical step for technology. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging
We’ve gone from a low dial-up, and communicating via text to sending and streaming video across the web. As of a few years ago, small connected devices have sprung up in the market, allowing is to make our houses more connected than ever. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
For long healthy lives to our interconnectedness, this is just the beginning.