Studio Shangri-La Podcast — Longevity & Immortality: Activating The Ageless Algorithm (2021)

Summary This text of this episode is also available as a blog post: https://shangrilastudio.wordpress.com/2021/06/28/activating-the-ageless-algorithm-full-article/ As read by Sarah Ikerd here as part of the podcast series, with some modifications to the 2021 original.

S.S. Podcast #3: Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0 Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree: https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/

Bio + Evolution: Human Stem Cells Are Infinitely Regenerative

Human stem cells contain the potential of infinite regeneration and pluripotency means they can become any type of cell. They do so by mitotic cell division, and mitosis is asexual. So, asexual reproduction occurs within the human body. Mitosis is run by a cell cycle system; the phases are activated by advanced interactions of enzymesContinue reading “Bio + Evolution: Human Stem Cells Are Infinitely Regenerative”

Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy

Non-invasive longevity medicine is the new frontier. And life wants to LIVE. We’re populated and supported by *trillions of microorganisms. And if they couldn’t learn and adapt, we wouldn’t be here. Breaking down the word “Mesenchymal” as in Mesenchymal stem cells, reveals the Ancient Greek words for middle, tissue and infusion. Stem cells, often referredContinue reading “Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy”

Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution

The new modern idea of voluntary evolution is available by making deliberate choices. Yet for all my enthusiasm about this new frontier, one area I’m at odds with is the literal fusion of electronics with the human body. I mean, we’re already fusing with our daily interaction and tech habits — Think on the molecularContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution”

Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells

Inspired by “Transfigurations,” an Star Trek: The Next Generation episode written by René Echevarria that deals with controversial humanoid evolution. Specifically, one man from a species who mutates to be completely self healing, as well as able to heal others. His species wants to hunt him down and eliminate him rather than open up toContinue reading “Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells”

Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance

“Death is optional.” — Yuval Noah Harari The key to immortality is evolving beyond death. That means first treating it as a possible and optional outcome, instead of an inevitability. This could be a powerful step that causes physiological, intellectual and emotional change, like meditation alters brain chemistry. The mere fact that this concept isContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4

Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.²  More elaborate forms of timekeepingContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality

The pieces necessary to live indefinitely are already in place. Each of us inhabits a powerful vessel, the human body, with vast potential. After all, look at how far life has come. We can continue knowing ourselves even better in the 21st century and beyond, and appreciate the fascinating intricacies of our composition. This PartContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality”

On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres

First of all, Telomeres are located at the ends of our chromosomes, coiled DNA in nuclei, and contain repeated nucleotide sequences. They are the end cap data sequence and lengthen in response to cell division. How so? An enzyme dubbed “telomerase” aka “telomere terminal transferase” cues the repeat. I say ‘dubbed’ because in a seaContinue reading “On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres”

Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now

Biologists at the University of Iowa have unraveled a second pathway by which cancer cells multiply without end. Using baker’s yeast as a model, the biologists explored Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres, a second pathway that cancer cells use to become immortal. — Read on now.uiowa.edu/2021/03/biologists-unravel-pathway-cancer-cells-become-immortal ME: Let’s get this straight — renegade Cancer cells becomeContinue reading “Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now”

Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?

NRF2 stands for Nuclear factor-erythroid factor 2-related factor 2 —say that 10 times fast — and is a “DNA transcription factor” protein that regulates and enhances how genes are expressed by binding to it. It’s a complex other world inside the human body, yet perhaps we can understand better by comparing with the outer worldContinue reading “Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?”

On The Supplement Shelf: Trehalose + D-Ribose for Longevity & Exercise Recovery

http://www.instagram.com/reel/CZijus1JBVC/ Recovery “RNA” Lemonade: • Sparkling Water • Lemon • Trehalose • D-Ribose • Modified Citrus Pectin I’ve been on a trehalose complex kick for a little while now, long enough to experience that it helps with exercise recovery. Trehalose aka mycose, is a type of energetic and protective sugar produced by the organisms listedContinue reading “On The Supplement Shelf: Trehalose + D-Ribose for Longevity & Exercise Recovery”

Maximizing Regenerative Processes Part 3: The Human Circuit, The Infinite Self

Transformation from archetypical self to infinite self is both philosophical and physiological. The infinite self is multifaceted and maleable. To be experienced, one must allow it. An archetype is a model or example that can be copied or emulated. In mythology and literature, a common archetype is the Hero, and a classic Hero’s Journey isContinue reading “Maximizing Regenerative Processes Part 3: The Human Circuit, The Infinite Self”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down

The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.² More elaborate forms of timekeeping came with aboriginal and Meso-American cultures,Continue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down”

Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

We don’t have to look far for examples of biological immortality. Upon closer examination, it’s clear we’re inspired and influenced by nature, in which we take part and are not separate from. The first spectacular specimen comes from the world of flora, The Rose Of Jericho, also known as the “resurrection plant.” This desert mossContinue reading “Examining Biological Immortality In Nature”

Beyond Time: Headlines in Quantum Biology

I’ve been a quantum biology enthusiast for a bit now and it’s wonderful to see the field expanding because that means that consciousness is also expanding. Our levels of understanding and forward insights affect our biology. We are also acted upon by outside and inside forces beyond our apparent control at the quantum level —Continue reading “Beyond Time: Headlines in Quantum Biology”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm (full article)

“…discover first hand the eternity of Life, Light, and Truth, as well as the illusion of Death, Darkness, and Sin… Though the modern world may know a million secrets, the ancient world knew one–and that one was greater than the million; for the million secrets breed death, disaster, sorrow, selfishness, lust, and avarice, but theContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm (full article)”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 6

Part 6. En[joy]ment The final and most important instruction of activating the ageless algorithm is enjoying life, which encompasses all the aforementioned parts; enjoyment of the little things and the big things. Enjoyment is vital to the multifaceted state of health — physical, mental/emotional, spiritual/soul. Contained in the word “enjoyment” is the word “joy” andContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 6”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5

Part 5. Environment & Technology Our lives are inextricably linked with our home spaceship Earth, a paradise because the rest of the solar system is somewhat inhospitable — at least to us. Of course, plans and efforts are directed towards terraforming, and deep space travel towards planets such as Proxima B. The beautiful earth isContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm, Part 4

04. Growth When beliefs and habits change so do biology and outer reality. The universe is a body in motion and so are we by default, yet with increasing choice, and integration of infinite and multidimensional concepts. There are other concurrent levels of reality that we cannot directly see, like the life of our cellsContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm, Part 4”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Part 3

03. Food The next instruction of the Ageless Algorithm is to eat and supplement intentionally. Supplements should be regarded as augmentations and not dependencies. There is a plant for every ailment and attribute. I have a growing collection of botanical extracts on my shelf. For maximum benefit, shelve any illogical skepticism about the fruits ofContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Part 3”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 2

02. Habits Way of life, the Tao, flow — this next instruction of the Ageless Algorithm encompasses daily habits and manner. As mentioned in the previous instruction, having an open-ended life span de-stresses one’s manner and culture significantly. To live like an immortal would mean free enjoyment of all life has to offer without theContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 2”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 1

“…discover first hand the eternity of Life, Light, and Truth, as well as the illusion of Death, Darkness, and Sin… Though the modern world may know a million secrets, the ancient world knew one–and that one was greater than the million; for the million secrets breed death, disaster, sorrow, selfishness, lust, and avarice, but theContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 1”

The Last Generations: An Essay On Immortality & Evolution by Sarah Ikerd # 012 || IM PODCAST

Thank you Immortalists Magazine for featuring my essay. This magazine is building momentum and has some fascinating content. On Instagram: @immortalistsmagazine

The Last Generation: An Essay On Immortality

Somehow the fish that crawled out of the ocean made a decision and developed legs. The desire and impetus were there to make a necessary change, and it was a success. Choosing to evolve can be viewed as always a success. What about the curious creatures in nature who seem to have evolved away fromContinue reading “The Last Generation: An Essay On Immortality”