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Immortality Institute Mentioned in Newsweek

I saw that ImmInst was mentioned in Newsweek recently, in an article about Tim Ferriss. Immortality Institute is also mentioned in his new book, which was #1 on Amazon I believe. Here's the bit:

Ferriss is on the bleeding edge of a new trend in self-tracking and experimentation. "It's happening because almost everyone has a data-gathering device," he says. "It's never been easier to gather your own data in an actionable way." Case in point is one of his former investments,, which tracks your diet and workout sessions using an iPhone. Other sites such as let you open-source clinical trials, so you can see which do-it-yourself experiments work. Meanwhile, new organizations like the Quantified Self and the Immortality Institute are connecting self-experimenters who want to trade data in a centralized fashion.

Tim Ferriss is an interesting fellow. His approach to fitness can simply be summed up as a combination of aggressiveness, self-monitoring, and the scientific method.

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  1. I bought Tim’s new book and I am implementing it. I am currently tracking my weight, blood pressure and pulse. When I get around to it I will start tracking other items like waist and other body measurements. My doctor runs a series of blood panels quarterly. It isn’t as intensive as Tim’s tracking. I am also on his “diet” … meat (beef, pork, chicken & fish), beans (legumes), vegetables and lots of water. Also, I am tracking my physical activity and sleep with Fitbit (google it).

  2. Not sure if you (Michael) care or not but there was a story about singularity/immortality in TIME magazine. The article focuses mostly on Ray Kurzweil (sp?), and to a slightly lesser extent on Aubrey De Grey (sp?), and portrayed the singularity/immortality quest in a fairly positive light — or so I thought.

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