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Old 06-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #21
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I will be the first to admit if society was dependent on me for technological improvements, we would still be riding a horse, maybe with a bear skin as a saddle for transportation. With that being said, I am fearful more of the near term abilities of life extension. I wonder what Ariel Sharon (former PM of Israel) would say about life extension technology. When I was reading about the current medical concerns of the former Egypt PM, they mentioned Mr. Sharon and his health issues. I was stunned to read he is still alive in a persistent vegetative state, kept alive by machines since 2006.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #22
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Interesting thread in that there is very good longevity on my mother's bloodline, but two great aunts in that bloodline are in nursing homes (in their early 90s). They are living in that there hearts beat, but not "living" in my sense of the word.

While I realize that as I age there will be certain things that I will not be able to do in my 90s that I can now do in my 50s, just like there are things that I can't do now that I could do in my 20s. But when it gets to the point that I can't take care of myself and can't even wipe my own a$$, then I think it will be time to go. Easy to say now though.

That said, I visited a neighbor today who is in his 90s, you can converse with and is still living on his own (though his wife is in assisted living because he is no longer able to care for her).
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #23
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Do you have a favorite web site with regard to healthy life extension?

There are many. Here are a couple;
http://singularityhub.com/longevity-and-health/
http://www.fightaging.org/

P.s. also see my blog (see my profile)
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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Live to 120? Only if I can be reasonably healthy and active. I would rather they added to the quality of my remaining years than simply pile on more years.


Well, the idea is, that improving the quality of life (I.e. optimized health and regenerative medicine) you also as a by-product increase longevity. It's like an old volkswagen beetle where you keep it in great running condition and repair it by changing/upgrading the parts. Already. Starting to happen with humans...
See http://singularity.org/regenerative-medicine/
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #25
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There have been quite a few reputable articles in the past few years claiming life expectancy has already
[*]declined slightly in the US recently U.S. Life Expectancy Declines : Discovery News,[*]has fallen relative to other industrialized nations http://diabetescure101.com/images/life_expectancy.jpg,[*]and will decline even more if we don't get our health/obesity issues under control.
So there may be some headwind too.

I'd much rather have 70 really good mental/physical years than 90 years with a long stretch in mental/physical decline...YMMV


Very good chance with diabetes and obesity to see a temporary drop ... Then as those illnesses and others get fixed, healthy life extension becomes a true phenom.
Check out the news on one obesity drug that seems to be near approval ( there will be more). http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/health...rug/index.html
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