'I just hope to live long enough not to die'.
'If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500 ? The answer is yes', Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California.
The president and managing partner of Google Ventures just turned 40, but he looks more like a 19-year-old college kid at midterm. He’s wearing sneakers and a gray denim shirt over a T-shirt; it looks like he hasn’t shaved in a few days.
Inside his office, there’s not much that gives any indication of the work Maris does here, Bloomberg Markets will report in its April 2015 issue. The room is sparse—clean white walls, a few chairs, a table. On this day, his desk has no papers, no notepads or Post-its, not even a computer.
'We actually have the tools in the life sciences to achieve anything that you have the audacity to envision', he says. 'I just hope to live long enough not to die', Maris says.
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