Google co-founder Larry Page may have billions but he’s just like everybody else–he knows his money can’t protect him from the grim reaper. Or can it? All Steve Jobs’ technological wizardry couldn’t keep death at bay, but just as Google is going after Apple in the business arena so its founders hope to do Jobs one better when it comes to raging against the dying of the light.
So last year Google formed Calico, a mysterious anti-aging company whose goal is to find “cures for the intractable diseases.” Yup, that’s plural–presumably all of them. (Google always thinks big.) SFGate just reported that Calico Labs now has a website, which lists an impressive team of six–five of whom are smiling, all of whom are either MDs and PhDs. Calico may or may not know about former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s father, who recently turned 100. He freely gave away his tripartite secret to anti-aging: chew your food 30 times before you swallow, marry someone you love, and eat dark chocolate before bedtime. Larry, Serge? Got that?