Ray Kurzweil is known owns many titles: futurist, author, inventor, genius, kinda crazy person. He’s also become the posterchild for the “singularity,” briefly summed up as the moment that artificial intelligence is capable of improving itself autonomously, it would also provide technological advancements that could allow people – possibly Kurzweil included – to live forever.
But just how “near” the singularity actually is remains up for debate. Kurzweil hopes it will happen in his lifetime; he just has to live long enough to make it there. So the eccentric 68-year-old has built a reputation for his unique life-extending habits. Back in 2005, he admitted to taking 250 supplements a day, a number that has since plummeted to a mere 100. (Not necessarily because he wants fewer supplements, but because he believes the ones he’s getting now are better.)
He’s also very particular about what he eats. He recently sat down with the Financial Times for breakfast, and they reported that the morning routine of the hopeful immortal consists of eating eight foods: