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Old 12-13-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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There's a few posts on CD concerning a theory known as "technological singularity" which deals with technology advancing to the point where we have another sentient being in the world (machine based intelligence).

Among the related topics are vastly improved health and longevity. If in the next 10-20 years, technical advancements reach the point where meaningful extensions to average life spans are possible we could see problems with people running out of retirement money due to living beyond 100 on average.

Genx could see seismic shifts in the economy by the time they retire but people at the end of the boomer era might be most affected by any significant improvements to average life span.

Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity: What it’s like to pursue immortality.

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Old 12-14-2015, 04:19 PM
 
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There's a few posts on CD concerning a theory known as "technological singularity" which deals with technology advancing to the point where we have another sentient being in the world (machine based intelligence).

Among the related topics are vastly improved health and longevity. If in the next 10-20 years, technical advancements reach the point where meaningful extensions to average life spans are possible we could see problems with people running out of retirement money due to living beyond 100 on average.

Genx could see seismic shifts in the economy by the time they retire but people at the end of the boomer era might be most affected by any significant improvements to average life span.

Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity: What it’s like to pursue immortality.

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Between increasingly complex (and catastrophic) failure modes, and cyber war, I suspect "The Singularity" will go down in the books right next to The Perpetual Motion Machine.
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