Humanity has come a long way since the caveman days. Scientifically, humans in those days were a lot healthier, but they lived in horrible conditions. As humanity upgraded its living conditions, it embraced some horrible health habits. Now, every corner of society is riddled with health problems and diseases.
There are thousands of medical institutions and organizations trying to provide treatments and cures for many of these conditions and diseases. Of those thousands, very few are trying to tackle the biggest health problem humanity’s faced since the beginning–aging.
Not every health problem comes from people getting older, but old people suffer from far more health problems than anyone else. With age comes arthritis, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure; and that’s assuming the person was healthy during their youth. Of course, there’s also the outer appearance that most people don’t want to deal with; wrinkly, hard skin; possible baldness; and droopy body parts.
If taking all of that into consideration, the only way to prevent these problems is to slow and stop aging altogether. Fortunately, there are some organizations out there looking into stopping the effects of aging. Most of them are doing it out of vanity or profit, but there are a few that aren’t.
One of the organizations trying to stop aging is the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation wants to help humanity improves its quality of life. They’re not researching the effects of getting old so that they can stay looking supermodels all their life.
Their research attracted Jason Hope in 2010. Jason Hope is an Arizona-native, businessman, entrepreneur, futurist, and philanthropist. He loves nothing more than when two or more of his interests combine and over him an exciting look into the future. When he heard about what SENS believed in, he donated $500,000 to the organization.
Now, Jason Hope gives more when the organization needs it, but he’s also interested in other things. He’s just interested in SENS because of Aubrey de Grey, co-founder of SENS. Aubrey’s dedication and belief that human life can be extended inspired Jason to think outside the box.
No one’s really approached healthcare from the point of solving every health problem at once. Everyone else is looking for one or two cures at a time.
About Jason Hope: ideamensch.com/jason-hope/