Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTuber. He is credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts, like “I ate $100,000 of golden ice cream,” “I ate a $70,000 gold pizza,” and many more. He seems like a humble and kindhearted person. He has given away multiple cars to normal people and helped the homeless in the USA. He also donated large sums to charity. He said in his Twitter bio that he wants to “make the world a better place before he dies.” He believes he will live for hundreds of years or, at the very least, till the age of 130.
“I kind of hope that someone like Elon or one of these freaky smart people would just be like, you know, screw it,” the YouTuber pondered on Elon Musk’s reply guy Lex Fridman’s podcast. “Get it to the point where we’re two to three hundred years old… and just kind of save us… that would be nice.”
“It’s almost absurd to think that in our lifetime, they won’t figure out a way to even slightly slow down aging, where we could live to be like 120 or 130,” he continued, “and then in that extra time, figure out a way that we could live to be 200.”
Mr. Beast isn’t the only billionaire who believes a good 80 years is a little too short. A number of the IT industry’s top players are or have been said to be pursuing life-extension discoveries, ranging from Jeff Bezos’ anti-death longevity firm to the allegedly vampiric Peter Thiel. And, aside from billionaires, when you zoom out on Silicon Valley, anti-aging practices such as “biohacking” are deeply woven into the tech industry. These corporations and individuals have invested millions in supposedly cell-rejuvenating, death-defying technologies.
However, these organizations have yet to break the code of immortality or even add twenty years to the human lifetime; these are only promises. However, any breakthrough would be a financial jackpot in and of itself, and when that much money—and, again, that much power—is involved, promises are easily violated.