He claimed no understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the world, but he did know that somehow, being aware of this was altering the DNA of children being conceived in the present. His own DNA had also been altered, perhaps because he was the epicenter of the changes being made. He had been alive for over two hundred years now, and had changed his identity three times already. He had reverted to his original name in this current story arc. His only theory was that he was somehow producing available telomerase without also producing cancers. It wasn’t possible to seek a professional medical opinion, due to the huge secret he was keeping. How he could be changing the DNA of persons conceived within his sphere of influence, which seemed to have roughly a ten mile radius, was also unknown. But the effects, while subtle, were unmistakable. Children today were smarter, faster and stronger than in his childhood, and the effect followed him. So he kept moving.