“Fantastic Voyage” is a book for people seeking information about to increase their health span, and how to hopefully lengthen their lives. This book is packed full of knowledge from cover to cover, and is a fascinating, exciting, and inspirational read. The authors address the scientific quest for radical life extension and immortality, current and future scientific breakthroughs, and certain aspects of our bodies and health we need to focus on for to help us live long enough to live forever.
Humanity is waiting. We are waiting and searching for the technology that can save us from sickness and eventually death. While keeping current with science may help us imagine a promising future, we still must relay on our crude bodies to carry us long enough to benefit from these breakthroughs yet to come. Because of the detail of knowledge provided in this book, it is useful to the novice or someone more familiar with health/longevity issues. However, despite this books beginning foundation of knowledge that is extensively built upon, this book may be intense for someone not familiar with basic biology, human physiology, or prior health knowledge.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone serious about health and longevity. I enjoyed this book not only as a refresher, but also some details were brought to my attention I had not previously been exposed to. This book makes an excellent reference guide, and the reference list is extensive for those who like to follow facts. Even after reading this book cover to cover once, I still find myself skimming through it to remind myself of topics of concern.
Keep in mind this book is a combination of 3 basic paths needed to radically extend our lives: first is the longevity through health path, then there is the biotechnology revolution, and third is nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Some may criticize Kurzweil for being myopic, but if I have anything critical to say about his projections it would be they may not come about as soon as he predicts (although I certainly hope they do).
Kurtzweil is a futurist with a vision; he and Grossman have put together a knowledge dense book useful to any health enthusiast or life extensionist. While it’s not specifically focused on Calorie Restriction, the topic is favorably discussed as a viable means of health and life extension. This is one book I see myself reaching for to help concisely explain areas of health concern and emerging technology to people I am hoping to teach or influence. Seekers of knowledge: buy this book!