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The Old Enemy: Aging

Tech Free Reports

August 11, 2014


The last ten years’ progress in biotechnology and medicine has outpaced the previous ten years significantly. The same thing is true of the ten years prior to that ten years. The next ten years, it’s safe to say, will see greater progress than any other period in history.

Powered by exponential advances in the biological sciences that are outperforming Moore’s Law, we are winning the war on diseases. The war isn’t over, but I’m on record predicting that companies currently...

Ghost Organs, Stem Cells, and Frankenstein’s Transplant Technology

Tech Free Reports

August 11, 2014


If you’re a biotech investor, you’re undoubtedly aware of the buzz regarding 3D bioprinting. There have been scores of articles and video presentations in popular outlets heralding the end to transplant organ shortages.

Using living cells rather than inanimate construction materials, 3D printing technologies have been used to build models of organs and other tissues. Excitement about the possibility of mass-produced bioprinted transplant organs has fueled a massive...

Artificial Intelligence and Genuine Stupidity

Tech Free Reports

July 23, 2014


In the in-depth article below, I discuss the recent headlines about a supercomputer supposedly passing Alan Turing’s “Turing Test.” I also trace out complex questions regarding how little we still know about the human brain.

You may have assumed, if you stumbled across the spate of headlines about the latest Turing Test, that computer scientists have reached an important milestone in the development of artificial intelligence. This assumption may be true, but not for...

Coffee, Tea or P53

Tech Free Reports

July 23, 2014


Serious historians have proposed that the introduction of coffee into the Western diet contributed significantly to both the Enlightenment and its offshoot, the American Revolution. The idea is not such a stretch.

Given the lack of modern water purification and plumbing technologies, beer was routinely consumed in Great Britain in the 1700s to prevent water-borne diseases. Though alcohol at the concentrations common in beer may not always kill pathogens, it does keep them...

Channel Trading Transformational Technology Stocks

Tech Free Reports

December 20, 2013


To understand transformational investing, you must always keep one tenet in mind: scientific progress is continually accelerating. This is also known as exponential progress.

At its most basic level, exponential progress means that anything we currently know about the rate of progress is already out of date. Since science is a primary driver of economic change, it is critically important that we fully understand the implications of exponential progress.

But with...

Breakthrough Device Quickens Exercise Recovery and Leads to Better Workouts

Tech Free Reports

December 11, 2013


Two Stanford University biologists have discovered a way to dramatically increase the benefits of exercise. I've used this technology for the last year and, like many other early users, have seen remarkable improvements in strength, endurance, and muscle mass. In fact, my results are better than they were thirty years ago when I was in my thirties. 

I understand, by the way, that this sounds like the claims made in spam e-mails. Fortunately, you don't have to take my word...

The Best Low-Cost, High-Benefit Life-Extension Technique Available Today

Tech Free Reports

November 26, 2013


The scientific consensus that has held sway for four decades regarding both exposure to the sun and vitamin D has collapsed. What has emerged in place of the old "settled science" is the knowledge that most people in North America are seriously vitamin D deficient or insufficient. The same is true for northern Europe, and the implications are staggering.

Simply put, unless you're one of the few people with optimal serum D levels—such as lifeguards and roofers in South...