In the world of technology and boundless ambition, millionaire tech mogul Bryan Johnson has taken center stage with his pursuit of eternal youth. Renowned for his lavish $2 million-a-year anti-aging regimen, Johnson recently offered a glimpse into his latest venture, ‘Project Baby Face.’
This bold undertaking, spanning extreme wellness techniques, aims to defy the inevitability of aging, transforming his 46-year-old body into a resilient 18-year-old marvel. Yet, as Johnson unveils the progress of this unconventional journey, skepticism and controversy swirl around the effectiveness of his unorthodox methods.
The unveiling of Johnson’s ‘baby face’ photo on social media serves as a visual testament to the 10-month-long Project Baby Face—a clandestine process focused on the meticulous de-aging of his facial features. Despite Johnson’s optimism, social media users remain divided, with critiques ranging from the eerie ‘uncanny valley’ effect to assertions that his appearance ‘literally’ aligns with his age.
At the core of Johnson’s daily routine is the Blueprint diet, which involves consuming 50-60 pills, monitoring nocturnal erections, engaging in vigorous workouts, and undergoing distinctive blue light therapy. This therapeutic ritual consists of wearing a mask adorned with blue light, stimulating collagen growth, managing blemishes, and crafting the coveted ‘Baby Face’ look.
While Johnson flaunts his satisfaction with the evolving state of his appearance, experts in the field raise eyebrows. Dr. Pinchas Cohen from the University of Southern California underscores the inevitability of death encoded in our genes, dismissing any current evidence or technology hinting at the possibility of circumventing this biological truth. Dr. Nir Barzilai of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, who encountered Johnson in May, expresses concerns about Johnson’s well-being, questioning the efficacy of his methods.
Online critics echo these sentiments, describing Johnson’s skin as ‘inhumanly pale’ and expressing doubts about the overall quality. Despite Johnson’s claims of possessing the skin of a 28-year-old, the heart of a 37-year-old, and the fitness of an 18-year-old, skeptics argue that his unconventional methods may not yield the desired results.
Johnson’s journey into uncharted territories doesn’t end with facial rejuvenation; in August, he underwent penis rejuvenation therapy, incorporating shock therapy to enhance erectile functions. However, the treatment lacks FDA approval for addressing erectile dysfunction.
When asked about redirecting his substantial wealth toward philanthropy or global peace initiatives, Johnson defends his pursuits, asserting that his Blueprint aligns with a form of world peace—urging the preservation of life and the planet through anti-aging endeavors.
The controversy surrounding Johnson’s quest for eternal youth catalyzes broader discussions on the ethical and practical implications of leveraging technology to defy the natural aging process.