Johnson invested more than $4 million in Blueprint, a system that involves outsourcing every decision about his body to a team of doctors armed with data to develop a strict health regimen designed to reduce his ‘biological age,’ as reported by TIME magazine.
The battle against the mind
Outsourcing the management of his body is Johnson’s strategy for defeating what he calls the ‘rascal mind.’ This is the part of us that craves indulgence, be it a late-night snack, post-midnight activities, or enjoying a beer with friends. The ultimate goal is to transform his 46-year-old organs into the equivalent of 18-year-old organs. According to Johnson, data gathered by his team of doctors suggests that Blueprint has already rejuvenated his body, giving him the bones of a 30-year-old and the heart of a 37-year-old. This breakthrough, he believes, is ‘reframing what it means to be human.’ He likens his rigorous diet and exercise regime to a monumental achievement in human history.
A unique daily routine
To say that Bryan Johnson’s daily routine is unique would be an understatement. He rises at 4:30 AM, consumes all his meals before 11 AM, and heads to bed, alone, at 8:30 PM, without exception. In between, he takes over 100 pills, bathes his body in LED light, and engages with a high-intensity electromagnetic device to strengthen his pelvic floor. These actions serve one overarching purpose; slowing his aging process to a point where one year of chronological time passes while his biological age remains constant. His goal is, ‘don’t die,’ as reported by The Guardian.
While Johnson acknowledges that many find his lifestyle unconventional, he remains resolute in his commitment to Blueprint. He believes that his journey is a path toward augmenting human existence and enhancing our understanding of longevity.
Not everyone is ready to join Bryan Johnson on his quest to conquer aging. Critics, including many longevity experts, argue that the human body cannot be hacked to achieve immortality. Social media is rife with skeptics questioning the results of his regimen. Despite the skepticism, Johnson remains undeterred. He shares the exhaustive details of Blueprint online, enabling anyone interested to follow his journey, all for a fraction of his reported annual expenditure of $2 million.
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His pursuit of immortality is not without its challenges. He sold his company for $800 million but struggled with overeating, excessive drinking, and depression for much of the following decade. Johnson’s deep dive into algorithms and data-driven health management stemmed from his recognition that he couldn’t achieve his best life on his own.
Today, Johnson refers to himself as ‘the world’s most measured human.’ A team of doctors and health experts continuously monitors every aspect of his body, analyzing data ranging from cholesterol levels to telomere length, which play a crucial role in cell death and aging. His lifestyle revolves around improving these measurements.
His vision extends beyond himself. He plans to make a low-cost version of Blueprint accessible to the general public. He envisions a future where health optimization is automated, removing the need for extensive self-discipline and effort. He believes that in our current world, filled with addictive temptations, we need assistance to lead healthier lives.