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Old 03-24-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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So the consensus is by 2100 almost 1 in 3.5 people will be living to 100. I don't buy this in ANY way. If anything I think in the next 20 years we will start seeing death average ages go down. People are definitely smoking less. But people are eating poorer, not exercising. But more importantly stress levels are sky high nowadays. People have to work longer, and in 20-30 years Social Security , medicaid may not exist. People are going to have to work to 75 to even have enough money to reach 100... not to mention how we are going to care for all these people! any thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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I don't believe at all that 1 in 3.5 people will live to 100, those figures do not make any sense.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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I don't believe at all that 1 in 3.5 people will live to 100, those figures do not make any sense.
I could not believe it either. But thats about what is expected. I'll find a llink
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:35 AM
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This makes for interesting read:
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:24 AM
 
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i can well believe there will be significantly more people living into their 100s - not just because of healthier lifestyles, but also because of advances in medicine and technology - just look at what can be done with the parts of the body prone to wear and tear (joints) and accidents (limbs) - most of which would have been inconceivable not long ago. science even enables us to replace whole organs (heart, kidneys, pancreas) and developments in stem cell research may very well take us even further in this domain.

provided the brain can be preserved, it may not be so very long before we have reached the point of being able to sustain life indefinitely, not just into the 100s.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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i can well believe there will be significantly more people living into their 100s - not just because of healthier lifestyles, but also because of advances in medicine and technology - just look at what can be done with the parts of the body prone to wear and tear (joints) and accidents (limbs) - most of which would have been inconceivable not long ago. science even enables us to replace whole organs (heart, kidneys, pancreas) and developments in stem cell research may very well take us even further in this domain.

provided the brain can be preserved, it may not be so very long before we have reached the point of being able to sustain life indefinitely, not just into the 100s.
dream on !
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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Not necessarily a dream...perhaps more of a nightmare, with all of the ethical dilemmas it will present. But unrealistic? I don't think so.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I saw a billboard the other day off the 405 in Carson which read "The first person to live to 150 is alive today."

It was put up by an insurance company I think.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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If there's ever a cure for cancer I think it's possible, but I don't see a cancer cure anytime soon.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Depends on where you are. Just about everybody I see on a day to day basis are exercising at least moderately most days a week. I exercise now and then. Somedays I would do it everyday, lately not so much. Maybe 15 minutes of actual exercise a day but I do other things that count as moderate intensity exercise and I've been eating a plant based diet (went vegan for couple of stints) since my teens. As far, cancer and heart disease, my risks are pretty minimal. A lot of my relatives are living to 90s something. I would not be surprised if I could live over a 100 but I don't think I would like to stick around past 80 without a job that I enjoy.

I much prefer increased disability free youth span than longevity itself.
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