I’m all for it. I need to live that long
to be able to pay off a mortgage
in Seattle. Plus, I’d get to travel
twice as much. And the smarts I’d
have about life, love and longevity
would be amazing. It takes so long
to figure this crazy life out that it
would be nice to have more time
to enjoy it.
We're already killing the planet with
overpopulation! Give us 150 years
of lifespan and we’ll all be extinct a
couple hundred years earlier.
I would rather die at 74 still having
the best of my mental and physical
capacities than live until 99 having
lost both. Maybe before answering
this question people should spend
even an hour in a long-term care
facility and ask themselves if that’s
where they want to spend their
remaining 10-, 20-plus years.
—Karen Antonelli Maddox
If people could maintain physical
and mental health even in extreme
old age, it could yield great
rewards—not just for the elderly,
but for society in general.
Life is all about experiences. A longer life means more experiences
As long as Costco has low prices,
we will sustain ourselves!
Would a signi;cantly
longer life span be a
A 2012 United Nations report said an estimated 316,600 centenarians
were alive worldwide—a number that is expected to rise. Some
scientists suggest we will be able to double our life span relatively
soon, and a few even believe we might see a day when major trauma
might be the only thing that keeps us from living forever. While the
thought is welcome to many, others do not embrace the concept,
asking how we could sustain ourselves ;nancially and whether
society could even manage increasing populations and likely
What do you think?
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