The tech millionaire trying to live forever isn't afraid to drive as slowly as 16 mph in LA to avoid the 'beautiful irony' of dying in a car accident

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The tech millionaire trying to live forever isn't afraid to drive as slowly as 16 mph in LA to avoid the 'beautiful irony' of dying in a car accident
Bryan Johnson, a 46-year-old millionaire biotech founder, hopes to turn back the hands of time on aging through an experimental program called Project Blueprint.Dustin Giallanza
  • Tech millionaire Bryan Johnson has made headlines for spending millions to try to age backwards.
  • It'd be ironic if he died in an accident, and he knows it — and drives like it, according to a new TIME profile.
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Bryan Johnson is shelling out millions to try to live forever. It's not lost on him how ironic it might be if he died in an accident, and you can tell he knows it by the way he drives.

A TIME profile of the 46-year-old biotech entrepreneur published Wednesday said the tech millionaire still drives himself in an electric Audi, albeit "extremely slowly," noting he was going 16 miles per hour on the streets of Los Angeles at one point.

Before he starts driving, he repeats a mantra: "Driving is the most dangerous thing we do," the article revealed.

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"What would be more beautiful irony than me getting hit by a bus and dying?" he told TIME.

Johnson did not immediately respond to Insider's request for further comment ahead of publication.

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Johnson spends up to $2 million a year on an experimental program he calls Project Blueprint in the hopes of reducing his biological age and ultimately living forever.

His intense regimen includes things like taking more than 100 supplements per day, aiming to eat 70 pounds of vegetables a month, having his final meal of the day at 11 a.m., and at one point experimenting with blood plasma transfusions from his teenage son before stopping because there were "no benefits detected."

Johnson told TIME that data compiled by his doctors suggests he has the bones of a 30-year-old and the heart of a 37-year-old, but doctors remain skeptical of his methods and results.

"If you expect to live significantly longer than, say, 115 — which is more or less the maximum lifespan of our species — then there is currently zero evidence this can be accomplished," Jan Vijg, a genetics professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, previously told Insider.

Of course, that's not stopping Johnson from trying — even if it means occasionally getting honked at by impatient drivers.

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