TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever - Free download as Word Download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd In , Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD, published Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live. "One of our leading AI practitioners, Ray Kurzweil, has once again thought- provoking book envisages a future in which we transcend our. In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition.
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TRANSCEND. Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman MD (). • Talk with your Doctor/ Therapy s/ArticlesP-T/portal7.info • The necessity of the. Nine steps to living well forever - Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman () Tags: longevity, aging, diet, supplements. Revista Baktún Maya - octubre Descubren agua en Marte. Preview Cambridge International AS and A Level Psychology. The Thirty-Nine Steps By John Buchan Published by Planet eBook. Visit the site to download free eBooks of classic lite The Thirty-nine Steps · The Thirty.
Aug 21, Mark Chadbourn rated it it was amazing Want to live forever? This is the book for you. That may sound like a fatuous statement to accompany some woolly, magical thinking guide, but everything here is based on the latest scientific studies all referenced, if you don't want to take the authors at their word. Indeed, Kurzweil is a leading scientific philosopher, best-known for his writing on the coming technology singularity. Grossman is a doctor. How can you live forever?
We have all grown up with the idea that death is inevitable. Could there be an escape from death? Ray Kurzweil says "Yes.
I can remember when the Dick Tracy wristwatch was science f Kurzweil and I have birthdates that are within one month of each other. I can remember when the Dick Tracy wristwatch was science fiction, but we have far surpased that level of technology today. Kurzweil forsees nanobots which travel in our bloodstream making repairs where needed. The nanobots will detect and eliminate cancer. Such devices are not present today, but Kurzweil says they are coming, if we can live long enough to get there.
That is the purpose of this book. It is a guide to how to live long enough to get to the point where these life-extending technologies will be available. There are a number of recipes in the middle of the book for healthy eating.
There are also a number of medical tests which the authors Kurzweil and Grossman recommend, some of which which are not always suggested by your doctor.
A number of links to web sites for further reading are provided. Jan 31, Angela Shurina rated it really liked it. The book is a good source of actionable information to improve health and longevity. I love that there is a system. Each chapter has its purpose and a plan for us readers to start applying the information. Lots of science also would overwhelm anyone who is not into science and didn't learn how to scan and skip.
It talks about all the basics and some advanced things. Why 4 stars? I guess I expected more from Ray Kurzweil. Something ex The book is a good source of actionable information to improve health and longevity. Something extraordinary. And that was just a good about on holistic health with scientific approach. Very well-structured. Aug 08, Carlos rated it it was amazing.
I love how Kurzweil explains the complex in such a beautifully simplistic manner. In this book he outlines a plan to hack our biochemical processes to live long enough to reap the benefits of future technology that'll allow us to live forever. Aug 19, Ivan rated it really liked it. Jun 10, Shashank Dixit rated it it was amazing. Everybody should read this book Everyone should read this book atleast once. I need twenty words to get this review posted so hopefully this will do.
The philosophy behind this in essence, transhumanism is very exciting, the goal, noble, but most of the content is just regular healthy lifestyle practices, with some inovative and insightful advices here and there.
But, overall, It is a good book and can be very informative depending on your background. Having read and enjoyed Fantastic Voyage, I expected a lot from Transcend.
In several aspects, the book is a marked improvement upon its predecessor - gone are many of the controversial suggestions eg. Sadly, the authors did not leave out their futuristic visions - I certainly did not appreciate t Having read and enjoyed Fantastic Voyage, I expected a lot from Transcend.
Sadly, the authors did not leave out their futuristic visions - I certainly did not appreciate them in a "how-to" book - neither did they abandon their claims about medical science now being an information technology. Someone with Kurzweil's background should understand concepts like intractability. Doubling computing power will not allow us to double what we can achieve with that power - the authors' and vignettes read the same way AI researchers talked in the s - s Note that the material is very basic, readers with good understanding of nutrition, exercise and preventive medicine will not learn anything new here.
However, the book is easy to recommend to readers who have been neglecting their health for most of their lives and need a quick, solid foundation in the topic.
A lot of actual actionable advice on long-term health improvements with reasonable explanations.
It takes decades for govenments to approve things even after successful studies, and nanorobots in bloodstream in is just unreal. Still, it was a great read with hopes for next generations just not mine, except for some veeeery wealthy individuals, maybe.
The only thing I didn't like was their suggestion to eat so many dietary supplements such as vitamins and not including more defined suggestions on how to combine them. I'm pretty sure you can't just eat 5 pills with any kind of breakfast and expect them all to be processed together without blocking each other out. I'd like to find more similar books for some critical input, but so far, I'm pretty happy with this one, and I'm glad I ordered a paperback edition to highlight and bookmark many pages.
The use of "Future Ray" and "Future Terry" is a bit corny and the loads of information on supplements, diets and novel medical diagnostics can be a bit overwhelming. Kurzweil never hesitate The use of "Future Ray" and "Future Terry" is a bit corny and the loads of information on supplements, diets and novel medical diagnostics can be a bit overwhelming.
Kurzweil never hesitates to put forth his vision of the future, which if interesting. I have my doubts on the ubiquitous availability of nanobots to clean, repair and stimulate my every cell within my lifetime, but he does go to the trouble of highlighting a lot of the best practices in medicine, diet and exercise that one can take if they want to see what interesting advances lie down the road with the exponential advancement in technology.
Oct 08, Chris Logan rated it it was amazing. After Reading a previous Kurzweil book, I expected this book to be different than it was. In Kurzweils "the singularity is near" some of his most extreme positions seem to revolve around life extension. Instead, this book seemed to compile a large number of studies and recommendations that I had already heard in other places.
Surprisingly I did not find very many things that I considered wacky, except maybe the authors optimism about how far technology will progress by , but that's the subject of his other books, and only a side effect of this one. So I went in expecting a more radical book than "the singularity is near" and got a less radical one.
That basically recommends a healthy diet, regular exercise, and keeping on top of ones personal health. I am one hundred percent IN. Living where I live, dealing with outdated, fossilized doctors who, for example, recommend a diet that includes whitebread, and yet are canonized by the community as "the best in the city" , is millions of times harder than in more developed countries.
I am convinced of the book's premise: We need to adapt to the new paradigm and seek doctors in tune with the times and capable of absorbing the rapid changes we encounter as t I am one hundred percent IN. We need to adapt to the new paradigm and seek doctors in tune with the times and capable of absorbing the rapid changes we encounter as the singularity nears.
This book was O. Like some other Kurzweil books, he really catches your attention with some insane predictions. However, it was a little troubling the way in which he came to all of his conclusions about what was healthy, continually citing "current research", and hoping we'd trust it. I guess from a statistical perspective, I would want to know if the studies he's based these things off were randomized, as it's hard to trust current research findings nowadays. Other than that qualms, this boo This book was O.
Other than that qualms, this book seemed fairly similar to the other books I've read on being healthy. Just eat well, exercise, and get a good nights sleep. Nov 27, John Orman rated it really liked it. A thorough and interesting program to optimize our health is developed in this book. How to live life to the fullest is presented by super-technologist and futurist Ray Kruzweil and medical doctor Terry Grossman. In short--the keys to living long and prospering are: Talk with your doctor Prevention and Early Detection Relaxation Assessment Nutrition Supplements Calorie reduction Exercise New Technologies Detoxification Each topic is explained in much greater lengths in the book, with symptoms to look out A thorough and interesting program to optimize our health is developed in this book.
Talk with your doctor Prevention and Early Detection Relaxation Assessment Nutrition Supplements Calorie reduction Exercise New Technologies Detoxification Each topic is explained in much greater lengths in the book, with symptoms to look out for and conditions to be aware of.
Dec 27, Christina rated it liked it. Don't trust men to come up with diets that include enough heme iron for the woman of childbearing age. I somewhat agree with the arrangement of Kurzweil and Grossman's novel food pyramid, but many women have an iron deficiency and the prescribed diet won't help with that.
The book deserves its three stars for the introduction of ubiquinol, vitamin megadosing guidelines and the exercise component, although apparently the book budget couldn't afford both a man and a woman performing exercises. Thi Don't trust men to come up with diets that include enough heme iron for the woman of childbearing age. This would have been a four-star book at least with better nutritional advice.
Jan 12, Rob rated it really liked it. In the "Singularity is Near" Kurzweil convinced me that if I avoided accidents there was a chance I could have an extended lifetime thanks to advances in technology.
In "Transcend" he explained in great detail how to stack the deck in my favor for staying as healthy as possible. Thanks to Ray, I have an extremely optimistic outlook for the future!
It turns out this fits my philosophy of live each day like it's your last but treat everybody and everything like you will live with them forever! Jul 13, John Broussard rated it it was amazing. Quick review: They approach health as slowing and reversing aging of body and brain. Well researched and explained.
Takes a multi-pronged approach, as one should when discussing health. The body has many, many factors that determine your health Must read, I recommend using as a blueprint for keeping your body healthy. Dec 22, Evan Snyder rated it liked it.
He has distilled it straight to its essence excellently and I feel like I could not add much value with my own rehashing. Pick up the complete book to read a chapter about specific health concerns. Oct 01, Athanasius rated it really liked it. The ideas presented in this book are good, although the fact that the author pops odd pills a day in an effort to prolong his life tells you a lot about his philosophy.
Personally, life is about quality rather than quantity, but I think the author's fear of death is his primary motivator. Interesting health 'facts' although I'm sure most will be laughed at as false by future more advanced generations. Jul 11, Wendy Capron rated it it was ok.
I don't know how this book got on my reading list - maybe I was looking for another Kurzweil book and the library only had this?
Anyway, the basic premise is that if you can stay alive for the next years, you might be able to live forever. What a totally repulsive idea. He does have quite a few suggestions for staying healthy, but most of them you've heard dozens of time before - more vegetables, less alcohol, fewer cigarettes, blah, blah, blah Mar 09, Marjorie Turner rated it really liked it Shelves: My health and wellness.. Top three for me: Got some other good ideas from this book about supplements, where to target my cholesterol, etc.
I enjoy Ray Kursweil's thoughts on technology - and I'll be watching how the medical field will evolve in the next years. Ray's ideas are definitely futuristic. Jan 01, Eduard Omusoru rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had a small ideea about some points presented into this book, but I didn't thought the things are so bad.
I was sure about the ezercise, about a healthier way of life, but didn't imagine we have to go so far untill installing some air filters, water filters, prevent cancer as beeing a constant run of it. This book is really a treasure and using it I hope that I can fix at least a small part of this broken world. Feb 27, Vicki rated it liked it. Comprehensive coverage of the life style changes that someone may partake to improve the quality and span of their lives.
The dietary suggestions are very accurate and complete. The book, however, is overly optimistic regarding possible future scientific discoveries and their impact on human health. Several important factors such as the role of the sunlight exposure are only briefly mentioned and need deeper coverage. Mar 26, Carrie rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed how this book was laid out, although the futures selves of the authors was a bit strange, it was a quick and easy way for them to tell the reader what medical advancements they predict in the near future.
Here is all the latest thinking on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, supplements, calorie reduction, new technologies and more - and not just what works, but why it works. You will also find some of the surprising, hidden things that are slowly killing you.
And if you think you know all this stuff, I'm betting that you don't. None of the advice is onerous. Little changes have big consequences. Even if you're a confirmed cynic, making those changes will undoubtedly make you feel better, so what's to lose? If you don't consider yourself 'scientifically minded', don't worry - all the scientific evidence here isn't hard-going. The two authors have a lively writing style and communicate detailed information in an easily-digested form.
This is a 'how to Philosophically, it'll make you look at the world around you in a different way. And as a template for really improving your day-to-day existence, it's unparalleled.
He is working on staying around long enough to make use of new technologies that will prolong life. I would like to do the same. The book is quite inspirational. We have all grown up with the idea that death is inevitable. Could there be an escape from death? Ray Kurzweil says "Yes. I can remember when the Dick Tracy wristwatch was science f Kurzweil and I have birthdates that are within one month of each other. I can remember when the Dick Tracy wristwatch was science fiction, but we have far surpased that level of technology today.