After Conquering Space, Jeff Bezos Is Chasing Immortality

Featuring Altos Labs, the reverse-aging startup that’s dead serious about eternal youth

Nabil Alouani
OneZero
Published in
6 min readSep 15, 2021

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Jeff Bezos — Source

Space has always felt like the final frontier for humans. But after billionaire turned it into a destination for tourists, it started to appear within reach. And so, one can’t help but wonder: What’s next?

“Given our past record and our current values, humanity’s next targets are likely to be immortality, happiness and divinity,” Yuval Noah Harari wrote in his book Homo Deus. “We will now aim to overcome old age and even death itself.”

The prediction Harari made in 2015 turned out to be exactly right. Becoming Godlike or Homo Deus has entered the agenda of the world’s richest people and one of their recent bets is a startup called Altos Labs.

The rise of Silicon Valley’s immorality startup

It all started in October 2020 inside a big mansion situated in Los Altos, California. The owner of the place, Yuri Milner, had invited a group of scientists and wealthy people to discuss biotechnology. More precisely, the reversal of a somewhat annoying process called “aging.”

For reference, Yuri Milner is a Russian-Israeli billionaire who owns stocks at…

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Nabil Alouani
OneZero
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