Friday, November 10, 2017

5th Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Day 3

Day 3 was shorter at the request of many of 4th Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference attendees to facilitate afternoon travel arrangements, but the talks were some of the most inspiring of the conference. 

What is your MVT?

Peter H. Diamandis has a unique way of seeing the world. While the major news outlets often reflect all that is wrong with the world, Peter sees business opportunities. "If you want to become a billionaire, help a billion people." While the news reports about the scarcity of resources, Peter sees abundance. In sharp contrast to only one hundred years ago, we have more energy, better communications, reduction in all cause mortality, except cancer, and even now with CRISPR that too may be a thing of the past. Peter believes that we all have an MVT (massive transformative purpose) and that we will only achieve it through "moonshot" thinking.

What is really in your stool?

Naveen Jain is a board member of the XPRIZE and founder of several companies, including a company with an actual moonshot in their future. Despite Naveen's humble beginning in rural India, Naveen is very grateful for what he and his siblings have achieved stating "God has been very kind to us." Naveen's newest venture is VIOME. VIOME uses a process they call "Metatranscriptome Sequencing" which they claim is able to sequence the RNA of "iruses, archaea, yeast, fungi, parasites, and bacteriophages" which they claim is superior to the 16S test used by other genetic sequencing services, which only can detect bacterial RNA.

 Your Internal Pharmacy

Dr. William Sears ended the conference with an interesting presentation that even a child could understand, he has been a pediatrician for decades. According to Dr. Sears, the lining of our blood vessels, the endothelium, are capable of a number of useful antioxidants, neurochemicals, hormones, and other "medicines", essentially your own internal pharmacy. Naturally, unhealthy eating and exercise practices produce "sticky stuff" that covers the endothelium, closing your pharmacy. I look forward to reading how "The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan" can keep our pharmacies open.

I was very impressed with this year's presenters and the vendors in the Tech Hall and I look forward to the 2018 Conference with eager anticipation.

Stay well engineered,

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