[ExI] Longevity Day and Longevity Month - October 2016

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 17:48:39 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 1:58 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> On 2016-07-09 04:14, Mike Dougherty wrote:
>> I took 30 days worth and didn't notice anything. Admittedly, I want
>> exactly sure what I should be paying attention to so to say that it did not
>> have a profound impact is not saying it had none.
> I think this is a fundamental problem with self-experimentation in many
> domains - mainly anti-ageing, but also cognitive enhancement. How do you
> tell if it is working?

In my case, you have decades of my postings and I can date when I
started taking nicotinamide ribosid by my first order.  I wonder if
anyone out there has a way to measure cognitive performance from net

> I have friends who do some pretty sophisticated things, yet they have no way
> of telling if they are actually improving. In one case a documented
> dose-dependent side effect is helping my friend check that the dose is in
> the published therapeutic range, but that is it.
> Now, this is not intended as science, but rather for life improvement. But
> it seems to me that one needs to check that it actually does improve things
> in a measurable way for the cost/benefit ratio to be guessable. This is
> extra tricky for long-term effects, where you cannot even test with a
> placebo in reasonable time. Maybe the solution would be to try to do more
> online pooling?

That's why I asked.


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> Dr Anders Sandberg
> Future of Humanity Institute
> Oxford Martin School
> Oxford University
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