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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. How Long

    by , 08-30-2023 at 02:44 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For several reasons, I sometimes wonder how long humans can live, and I also wonder whether death may be voluntary. In my limited experience, people often seem to have an innate sense for how long they will live, and they are relatively accurate, and that has led me to wonder how long humans can live. There was that Chinese herbalist, Li Ching-Yuen, who lived more than 250 years. And there was Old Tom Parr, an Englishman who lived 152 years. And there are others who were 150 years or older when ...
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  2. Potential Life Expectancy

    by , 01-31-2015 at 11:53 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The One Who Dies Last Wins

    I realize that I wrote about this a while back, but it might be a good time to revisit the matter. As I am sure you know, one of the foremost experts in longevity declared a few years ago that the first person who would live to be 1000 years old probably was already alive. I donít know whether he was right, but that may turn out to be true; Iíll let you know in about a thousand years.

    Even if humans donít start making it to a thousand, there ...