On his side, Elon Musk, currently the richest man in the world, a genius inventor of electric cars and ahead in the space race, is not a fan of the anti-aging discourse. Using logic he tells us: “I think we shouldn’t try to make people live too long. It would suffocate society, because people don’t change their minds. They simply die. If they don’t die, we would be stuck in an old and unchanging society that won’t move forward. I like to maintain exceptional health” he adds, “but I don’t fear death. I think it should come as a relief.”
The fact that would prove the aforementioned theory is that companies dedicated to combating ageing, either through combined diet and exercise programmes or stress control, or launching food supplements and systems that ensure a functional prolongation of existence, are growing very fast. These companies are the insurance of a new kind of business that seems to fight the contraction of the labour market and can become a useful instrument to maintain the balance between an attractive physical and mental image, exempt of diseases and resistant to the end. No more anticipated deaths, no more suffering. It would work for everyone.