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I thought I’d share with you a list of books that have in a lot of ways made me who I am today.
Books are so great, I can sit down and read them all day if I had !the time!
This is quite a change from high school, where I wouldn’t even touch a book! I would get so bored. I think it’s because in school they don’t allow you to explore what you’re interested in. Rather, they give you what they want you to read.
Age of Spiritual Machines – Ray Kurzweil: This is a fantastic book about the future of humans and how we will merge with artificial intelligence because of the exponential increase in computing power and a decrease in chip component size and cost. Ray Kurzweil is well-known for his accurate predictions, and this book got me seriously excited for the future! If he’s right, it’s going to be mind-blowing!
Fantastic Voyage – Ray Kurzweil: In this book, Ray looks at the future of medicine and the three bridges to immortality. He looks at what we can do right now to stay alive by using supplements and taking care of our health, so we can reach the biotech revolution that will enable us to change our genetic code. And finally, the third revolution: nanotechnology, where we can precisely manipulate matter and cells in our body.
The Singularity is Near – Ray Kurzweil: This book is a follow up to his previous book called the Age of Spiritual Machines. It’s basically going more in-depth and updating us on the current trends in computer science and hardware. And how we will arrive at the singularity in the future.
120 Year diet – Roy Walford: He was the guy who first got calorie restriction to work in adult mice. This had never been done before, but Walford managed to do it by implementing CR in a proper way which did not hurt the animal. For anyone who wants to understand the history of calorie restriction and how to apply it to humans, this book is a great place to start. You can find out more about books on CR here.
The Okinawa Diet: Okinawan people are the longest-lived people on the planet because they practice calorie restriction naturally and also eat a mostly plant-based diet. A great book to inspire you to eat healthier and become a centenarian!
Longevity Diet – Walford, Delaney: A great book on calorie restriction for people who don’t have much time to go through a huge book. It can be read in a very short period of time and you get all the basics about how to follow a CR diet safely.
More than Human – Ramez Naam: Ramez goes into the technologies which will shape our future. From pills to reverse aging to microchips in our brains. An amazing read!
The new Quantum Universe: If you want to understand the universe in a deep way, check out this book. I can’t say I understand all of it, but what I did understand, it really made me think in a different way. The universe is weird and wonderful!
Molecular Biology of the Cell 4th edition: I’m using this book right now in college to help with my cell biology. It contains all the latest information about cell biology and what scientists currently understand. It’s a dense read, and great for studying.
Anyway, those are some of the books I’ve read recently! They’ve been enjoyable and I look forward to collecting a few more! If you have any suggestions, please let me know what you think I should read!
Article reviewed and updated: February 2019.
Jitterbug Perfume, a novel by Tom Robbins, recommended in the CR list by Andrea Feucht, I think. I’m enjoying it.
Hey Matt. Did you know the Okinawa Diet has a website? Okinawa-Diet.com