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Apple and Musk’s Longevity Play

This week, we delve into the Apple ecosystem's intricate dance with health technology—a realm where ambition grapples with reality, and ground-breaking initiatives like blood glucose monitoring vie with the pragmatic constraints of technical feasibility and privacy concerns. We also stir the pot of debate with Neuralink’s foray into brain-machine interfaces, juxtaposing the thrill of thought-driven control against a backdrop of ethical quandaries and safety concerns. We also spotlight an impending masterclass event set to arm investors with knowledge in the vibrant longevity marketplace.
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Good Morning,

Welcome to your weekly digest of the techno-scientific pursuit of longevity, where we untangle the intricate web of health innovation and its real-world implications.

This week, we delve into the Apple ecosystem’s intricate dance with health technology—a realm where ambition grapples with reality, and ground-breaking initiatives like blood glucose monitoring vie with the pragmatic constraints of technical feasibility and privacy concerns. We also stir the pot of debate with Neuralink’s foray into brain-machine interfaces, juxtaposing the thrill of thought-driven control against a backdrop of ethical quandaries and safety concerns. We also spotlight an impending masterclass event set to arm investors with knowledge in the vibrant longevity marketplace.

Discover the strategic, yet measured, advancements that may one day intertwine our fates with the machinery of life extension.

Let’s plug-in …


Apple Health’s Battle Between Ambition and Reality (The Verge)

Apple’s healthcare ambitions, revealed in a Bloomberg report, highlight its cautious but profound interest in health tech, according to Wes Davis. Initiatives like the Apple Watch’s intended blood glucose monitoring faced setbacks due to technical challenges, such as ensuring accuracy across diverse users. Apple’s secretive project, Avolonte Health, underscored its commitment to privacy in its innovative pursuits. Plans for in-store health clinics and health-monitoring accessories were explored yet remain unrealized. Furthermore,

Apple has considered but not proceeded with an Android-compatible Apple Watch, prioritizing its ecosystem. The upcoming Vision Pro headset promises new fitness features, showcasing Apple’s strategic but tentative steps in intertwining technology with health, wary of regulatory scrutiny and keen on maintaining its reputable image.

Elon Musk wants to merge humans with AI. How many brains will be damaged along the way? (Vox)

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, amid its endeavors to meld human cognition with artificial intelligence, has stirred a contentious debate. Critics, including former staff, argue that the company’s pursuit of high-bandwidth brain implants—capable of granting paralyzed individuals device control via thought—entails unnecessary risks and has resulted in concerning animal test results. Unlike its competitors, Neuralink favors a more invasive method, implanting threads within the brain, reflecting Musk’s ambition for deep human-AI symbiosis.

Despite the promise of this technology, ethical concerns are rising about the potential for mental privacy erosion and increased safety hazards. With FDA-approved human trials on the horizon, the tension between groundbreaking innovation and ethical responsibility is becoming increasingly palpable, urging a reconsideration of mental integrity protections.

The Age of Longevity Event (Longevity Technology)

Longevity Week in November brings an exciting event for future-focused investors: the “Investing in the Age of Longevity” masterclass, presented online by Master Investor in collaboration with Longevity.Technology. Scheduled for November 16, the event promises to equip participants with the expertise to navigate the burgeoning field of longevity. A roster of esteemed speakers, including leaders from Juvenescence and Kizoo, will delve into the latest aging research and investment strategies.

The program, split into “Longevity Now” and “Longevity Next,” will offer insights into current trends and future prospects. This masterclass is particularly timely, as the longevity sector is at a pivotal moment, with innovative products and services emerging rapidly. It’s a unique opportunity for investors to stay ahead in this transformative industry, all accessible for free online.

Register here.


Here we’ve touched upon the intersecting worlds of consumer tech, radical biotechnology, and the investment landscape that underpins the pursuit of longevity.

Apple’s balancing act of ambition and pragmatism in health tech exemplifies the industry’s careful navigation through innovation and regulatory environments. Meanwhile, Neuralink’s controversial strides towards a new human-AI paradigm have sparked a critical dialogue on ethics in groundbreaking research. And as the curtain rises on the “Investing in the Age of Longevity” event, we are reminded that with each step forward comes a myriad of opportunities for those ready to venture into the science of extending life.

Here’s to the confluence of technology and longevity, where every breakthrough marks a new frontier for human potential.

Until the next dispatch,

The Longr Reads Team.


“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”

Steve Jobs, Inventor


Longr Reads’ of the Week

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  • Andrew Huberman w/ Dr. David Sinclair: The Biology of Slowing & Reversing Aging (Youtube)
  • The Economics of Longevity – An Introduction (ScienceDirect)
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