What could a man with millions in the bank, a private jet and high-flying friends possibly want from life? If you’re Jim Mellon, everlasting youth would be a good start.
The billionaire Isle of Man investor, who made his money in property and mining, is talking animatedly about using science and technology to advance human life.
“We are the first cohort on the planet for whom bioengineering is possible,” he says.
“Life expectancy increase in the last century was all environmental factors: sanitation, antibiotics, vaccinations, less manual labour, less war…now, the pathways of ageing have been uncovered.”
And, according to Mellon, the implications could be huge. He believes biotechnologies…