This month, the famed Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator put out a call for companies working to “help people live healthier for longer.” If you’re a scientist or entrepreneur who wants to increase human longevity and “healthspan,” Y Combinator will give you up to $1 million to do it.

Health has become a focus of tech industry luminaries, from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk, who view the body as the next big thing to hack.

If the body is merely a machine, then surely millions of research dollars will one day succeed in making mortal concerns like death optional.