Super Human

The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever
by Dave Asprey | 352 pages

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and professional biohacker. In fact, he’s basically the founder of the whole biohacking movement. We’ve featured two of his previous books: The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong. As we discussed in our other Notes, his explicit aim is to live to 180. This book is basically his operating manual on how he’s going after that astonishingly ambitious (and equally inspiring) goal. The book has three parts: Part I: Don’t Die. Part II: Age Backward. And, Part III: Heal Like a Deity. Big Ideas we explore include: The #1 rule of biohacking (and Optimizing), How not to die (aka Rules 1 ,2 and 3), Food = Anti-aging drug (how's your nutrition?), Sleep or Die (featuring a view of Dave's crazy Oura stats along with mine from last night), and getting ready to celebrate your 180th (!) birthday.


“Are these ‘cheats’? No. They are tools we can use to control our biology. And what’s the first thing any one of us would do once we gained control of our biology? Not die. The second thing? Age backward. And finally? Heal like a deity so you can keep getting better with age instead of suffering an inevitable decline.

This is exactly what this book will teach you to do. First, we’ll look at the biological factors that cause most of the diseases of aging and how you can stop them. Once you’ve learned how not to die, you’ll learn how to age backward with strategies ranging from simple to cutting edge that will add more years to your life and more life to your years. Finally, we’ll explore some truly radical anti-aging techniques to help you achieve Super Human status. We tell ourselves that the one thing we can’t have is more time, but that’s simply not true. I’ve seen firsthand how much more life these hacks can give you, both now and in the future. …

Not only can you make changes that allow you to live longer than you think possible, but you must. We all have a moral obligation to live well for as long as we can to develop our own wisdom and share it with future generations. By choosing to live longer, you are not taking anything away from anyone. Instead, you are giving yourself an opportunity to share more with the people and the world around you. I see it as our duty to ensure that we are able to share our life experiences, and—just as important—to make them worth sharing.”

~ Dave Asprey from Super Human

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and professional biohacker. In fact, he’s basically the founder of the whole biohacking movement.

We’ve featured two of his previous books: The Bulletproof Diet and Head Strong. As we discussed in our other Notes, his explicit aim is to live to 180.

This book is basically his operating manual on how he’s going after that astonishingly ambitious (and equally inspiring) goal. The book has three parts: Part I: Don’t Die. Part II: Age Backward. And, Part III: Heal Like a Deity.

When I think about Dave’s goal to live to 180 and to “Heal Like a Deity,” I think of Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus. That book is all about “A Brief History of Tomorrow” and features Yuval’s iconoclastic thinking on three quests for the future: Immortality + Happiness + Divinity.

This book is as close to a handbook on “How to live forever” (aka achieve Yuval’s first target of becoming Immortal) as we’re currently going to get—which is one of the reasons why the sub-title is “The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever.”

It’s funny because I’m often told that listening to one of my lectures can feel like drinking from a fire hydrant. That’s how *I* felt reading THIS book. :)

It’s R I D I C U L O U S L Y packed with Big Ideas. (Get a copy here.)

I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Ideas we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!

P.S. The dedication of the book perfectly captures the spirit of Dave’s quest: “To my children, Anna (twelve) and Alan (nine), who diligently sat by my side and edited this book in a way that genuinely helped make it better. It’s my sincere hope that when you are both over a hundred years old, you’ll let me help you edit whatever you’re creating. I plan to be there for you.”

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Dave Asprey

Entrepreneur, author, biohacker, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof.