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It is no secret that I have very ambitious goals when it comes to my life expectancy. At the very least I want to live to the year 2100. I fit into a category of people referred to as “Immortalist”. For me the best case scenario would be to achieve what renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil calls “Longevity Escape Velocity”. This simply translates to the ability to stop ageing and live forever. Some might call that crazy…to me, it is a calling. Biohacking is not something new. Human beings have been fascinated by the concept of living longer and being healthier for centuries. Alchemists and explorers alike have traveled to the ends of the earth in search of the secret to immortality. It is just that recently we starting using the term “Biohacking” to describe a process initially (and rather clumsily) referred to as “performance enhancement” or “biological optimisation”. Biohacking is however a very broad concept and is not just for those wanting to achieve longevity. There are people who simply want to live healthier for longer and be the best versions of themselves for as long as they can who get tremendous results from focussed biohacking techniques.