Picture of man spending $2m a year to reverse biological age before he started has people saying the same thing
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The world of 2023 appears to be fast turning into an all too real technological dystopia.
That's exactly what tech businessman Bryan Johnson has been trying to achieve with a strict regimen of so-called 'bio-hacking'.
This includes a restricted diet, some 50-60 pills a day, exercise, and even using his son's blood.
The millionaire has now posted a picture showing the results of 'Project Baby Face', which he started ten months ago with the aim of making him appear to have the face of an 18-year-old.
He posted on Twitter, saying: "I got really skinny the first year of Blueprint and lost a lot of facial volume.
"We started Project Baby Face 10 months ago. How are we doing?"
And when compared to a picture of Johnson from 2018, before he started his regimen, many people were saying the exact same thing.
And that is that he looked better before he started his 'bio-hacking' regimen.
One person wrote: "Not a positive one [change] in the LEAST bit."
A second posted: "He just looks like his face is oily."
A third replied: "Honestly looks better before. Really freaky looking."
Earlier pictures show a person who looks about what you would expect for someone in their late thirties or early forties.
Nonetheless, Johnson appears to be pleased with the results that his lifestyle is producing.
Medics also have also said that the anti-aging process is making him look 'sick'.
Dr. Nir Barzilai, the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, was among doctors and health experts who met the millionaire at an annual retreat in May, and were worried about his appearance.
Barzilai said: "He looked sick. He was pale. I don’t know what he did with his face.
"All these MDs, we all kind of agreed that he didn’t look so great."
And as for Johnson's claims that he wants to live to 120 and to be around in hundreds of years, well, let's just say doctors are sceptical.
Dr Pinchas Cohen, dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, told TIME: "Death is not optional; it’s written into our genes
"There’s absolutely no evidence that it’s possible.
"There’s absolutely no technology right now that even suggests that we’re heading that way."
Aging is a natural part of life, including seeing how we change over the years.
Instead of trying to turn back time, perhaps the best thing we can aim for is to have every wrinkle and laugh line tell the story of a life well-lived.