Stronger, Faster --
Human Enhancement & Augmentation:
Advances via Biotechnology and Anti-Aging Medicine
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M;
- Introduction to the importance
of the anti-aging medical specialty, bridging
today’s biomedical technologies and
those offering human enhancement and augmentation
- Primer on sports medicine,
offering the first endpoint in human augmentation
- Primer on human enhancement
technologies, offering the second endpoint
in human augmentation
The aim of anti-aging medicine
is not only to slow down the aging process,
but also to keep the body functioning at its
optimum level. This lecture will discuss the
more practical approaches of anti-aging medicine.
We will focus on sports medicine, or Olympic
medicine, and how anti-aging techniques can
be employed to keep the body functioning at
its peak. This lecture also positions sports
medicine as the first endpoint in the process
of healthy human augmentation, whereby healthy
men and women enhance mental and/or physical
Furthermore, we can expect an
exponential expansion of medical knowledge on
aging thanks in large part to the fast pace
of advancements in biomedical technologies.
Medical knowledge doubles every 3.5 years or
less. As a result, gains in human longevity
are directly proportional to the cumulative
sum of advancements in the biotech fields of:
- stem cells,
giving rise to a supply of human cells, tissues,
and organs for use in acute emergency care
as well as treatment of chronic, debilitating
a technique holding tremendous promise in
producing consistent organs, tissues, and
proteins for biomedical use in humans
enabling scientists to use tiny tools to manipulate
human biology at its most basic levels
- artificial organs,
making replacement body parts available
- merve-impulse continuity,
a set of biomedical technologies that enable
the continuation of nerve impulses to travel
from the brain to the rest of the body, regardless
of physical disruption such as spinal cord
injury and similar
Collectively, the five biotechnologies
aforementioned above offer the second endpoint
in human augmentation. These biotechnologies
offer unprecedented capacities for to preserve
and enhance our minds and bodies.
According to a report jointly
issued by the US Commerce Department and the
National Science Foundation, America's leading
researchers are already designing and perfecting
technological advancements to boost peak mental
and physical performance, such as:
- Brain-computer assisted
interfaces to allow individuals to control
artificial or paralyzed limbs simply by thinking
about moving them.
- For healthy men and women,
enhanced coordination and reflexes to attain
physical edge; increasing cognitive acuity
- A digital cerebral interface
for augmented reality
The US Commerce Department-National
Science Foundation concludes their report that
"new paradigms in communication (brain-to-brain,
brain-machine-brain) could become reality in
The value of biotechnology and
its application to human health and longevity
is best stated by the Board of Editors of Scientific
American. In the magazine's March 2001 issue,
the editors remark that “Thanks to modern
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more control over their differential survival.
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Robert M. Goldman
1510 W. Montana Street , Chicago,
Phone: 773-528-4333 Fax: 773-528-1043
Robert M. Goldman has spearheaded the development
of numerous international medical organizations
and corporations. Dr. Goldman has served as
a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Filene Center,
Tufts University, and as an Affiliate at the
Philosophy of Education Research Center, Graduate
School of Education, Harvard University. Dr.
Goldman is Professor; Graduate School of Medicine,
Swinburne University, Australia, and Clinical
Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Korea Medical University. He is also Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine at the University
of Central America Health Sciences, Department
of Internal Medicine. Dr. Goldman is a Fellow
of the American Academy of Sports Physicians
and a Board Diplomat in Sports Medicine and
Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Goldman received his Bachelor
of Science Degree (B.S.) from Brooklyn College
in New York, then conducted three years of independent
research in steroid biochemistry and attended
the State University of New York. He received
the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree from the
Central America Health Sciences University,
School of Medicine in Belize, a government-sanctioned,
Ministry of Health-approved, and World Health
Organization-listed medical university. He received
his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
(D.O.) degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic
Medicine at MidWestern University. His Ph.D.
work was in the field of androgenic anabolic
He co-founded and serves as
Chairman of the Board of Life Science Holdings,
a biomedical research company with over 150
medical patents under development in the areas
of brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency
medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation
technologies. He has overseen cooperative research
agreement development programs in conjunction
with such prominent institutions as the American
National Red Cross, the US National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), the Department
of Defense, and the FDA's Center for Devices
& Radiological Health.
Dr. Goldman is the recipient
of the 'Gold Medal for Science (1993), the Grand
Prize for Medicine (1994), the Humanitarian
Award (1995), and the Business Development Award
During the late l990s, Dr. Goldman
received honors from Minister of Sports and
government Health officials of numerous nations.
In 2001, Excellency Juan Antonio Samaranch awarded
Dr. Goldman the International Olympic Committee
Tribute Diploma for contributions to the development
of sport & Olympism.
In addition, Dr. Goldman is
a black belt in karate, Chinese weapons expert,
and world champion athlete with over 20 world
strength records, he has been listed in the
Guinness Book of World Records. Some of his
past performance records include 13,500 consecutive
situps and 321 consecutive handstand pushups.
Dr. Goldman was an All-College
athlete in four sports, a three time winner
of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Physical Fitness
Award, was voted Athlete of the Year, was the
recipient of the Champions Award, and was inducted
into the World Hall of Fame of Physical Fitness.
In 1995, Dr. Goldman was awarded the Healthy
American Fitness Leader Award from the President's
Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and
U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Goldman is Chairman of the
International Medical Commission overseeing
sports medicine committees in over 176 nations.
He has served as a Special Advisor to the President's
Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. He
is founder and international President of the
National Academy of Sports Medicine and the
cofounder and Chairman of the American Academy
of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. Goldman visits
an average of 20 countries annually to promote
brain research and sports medicine programs.