Google’s Wasted Bet on Anti-Aging Treatment
A forewarning: This blog will advance a radical position, by which I mean a position that is a lot different than the one currently in vogue in mainstream science. But as Einstein so famously said, we cannot solve a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it. So this blog approaches the topic of aging from a different level of consciousness. Let’s see what happens.
Google is one of the world’s most successful, admired, and richest companies. But its investment in traditional pharmaceutical treatments to slow down the aging process shows that wisdom in technology does not always translate into wisdom in metaphysics. Google is far ahead of the curve technologically, but behind the curve in understanding where human consciousness is heading.
(I said this would be a radical blog.)
Its investment in pharmaceutical treatments to slow down the aging process assumes the body is a machine that can only be improved by injecting chemicals into the machine, like putting advanced synthetic oil into a car.
But, contrary to Google’s strategy, modern science has concluded the body is not a machine. Machines are made of little parts that operate beyond the control of the mind. Quantum theory (among other things), however, proves that the body-as-machine model is fatally flawed. This theory shows that at the root of what we call matter (or the “machine-world”) are not machine-parts, but rather, energy packets, waves of nothing. As Professor Richard Conn Henry of The Johns Hopkins University writes in his article, The Mental Universe, published in Nature magazine, quantum theory shows that things do not exist; there are really no parts to the machine because there is no machine. Rather, the universe is immaterial and spiritual.
Again, a very radical thought. Also a true one, as a growing body of medical evidence, led by the placebo effect, shows. The placebo effect shows that “immaterial” beliefs and thoughts affect the real physical body, exactly as one would expect if the body really was immaterial. If the world is spirit then so are we and that is why spirit can affect the physical — i.e., spiritual — world.
Modern scientists understand that the quantum theory disproves the world-as-machine model, as scores of books attest. (See for example, The Matter Myth by John Gribbin and Paul Davies). But they just haven’t factored this truth into their worldview and in particular, medical science.
But science seems to heading (albeit slowly) toward the place where Professor Henry identified: we live in an immaterial world, projected from an inner spirit. A radical thought in today’s materialistic worldview, but no more radical than lightening fast search engines would have been in the 1950’s or ’60’s. Google and other leading companies need to think outside of the box not only in the technological sphere, but also in the intellectual sphere. When that happens, and leading companies start to realize that transforming the inner spirit is the next frontier, we will begin seeing real progress in controlling the aging process. For if we are really spiritual beings in a spiritual world, we can only improve the state of our being by enriching the human spirit. Controlling the aging process by searching for the magical drug to alter the physical state of the body-machine is like pushing on a rope: it provides a bit of satisfaction at first until you realize that progress is only made by pulling from the other end.
Please Google: rethink that investment.
(For the full argument in support of the world-as-spirit model, also as known as the real-dream worldview, see my book, The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God.)