Battle for the ages: how Silicon Valley plans on cheating death

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Battle for the ages: how Silicon Valley plans on cheating death

Tech tycoons are seeking to slow down the effects of getting older. These are but five ways to do that

James Cook

After decades spent improving the internet by launching search engines, social networks and payment systems, many of the wealthiest and brightest people in Silicon Valley are turning their attention to perhaps the most difficult problem of all: how can we live longer?

It sounds like the plot of a science-fiction novel, but the world’s largest companies are increasingly seeking to fund age-defying technology. Some are even trying to find ways for man to become immortal.

From robotic muscles to blood transfusions, here are five technologies being developed by the tycoons that are trying to cheat death...

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