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Old 01-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #21
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Only if friends and family had similar longevity.
And not your enemies!

I imagine RMDs would be down to fractions of a penny by then, unless they updated the tables? Well, I guess even if they did update the tables (not really, a one or two percent WR oughta be just about a 'forever' portfolio).

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #22
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I would like to live that long only if I had my physical/mental health intact and my loved ones still surrounding me.

I am actually looking forward to what God has in store for me and everyone else though.
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Also I would probably be able to buy a huge mansion given my investments now and the time value of money.
I seem to recall an old joke, from back in the time of coin operated payphones, where a guy is revived from cryonics a couple hundred years after death.

First thing he does is call his bank and is overjoyed to learn his account is now worth billions......then, halfway through the conversation, an automated voice says "Please deposit $250,000 for an additional three minutes".
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I would be most concerned about vision, hearing, and cognitive functions (worst IMO would be to have 100 percent intellectual capacity but not be able to see or hear). Mobility and strength are way below those on my list.

If everyone had this superlongevity, we would need a lot more of everything--think how many people have been born since 1864.
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Will a 3% withdrawal rate last 75 years? Should we keep the mortgage? How about an annuity? Should we delay Social Security 'till age 100?
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I'd like to live to 150 or 200, if I could do so with good physical health. The part that interests me though, is how I'd handle all the changes in society that would take place over such a long period of time. Taking the example of a 200-year life - if you were getting ready to meet your maker now, this means that you would have been born in 1814. Just think of the extreme changes in society and lifestyle that have taken place since then. You'd have to be a particularly adaptable and nimbly-minded person to deal with all that change, but I'd certainly like to try.
With all the complaints about the changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8 I just read on another thread, I'm not sure we are all ready for this.
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I think observing all the changes in society is part of the fun. That at all the technological breakthroughs.
I've thought that's part of what science fiction writers do - explore the changes to society from a given technological change or series of them. When I was growing up self-driving cars were pure unadulterated fiction. I now think there's at least a remote possibility that I'll own one. That'd be neat!

Live to 150? Sure. But only if I can still think clearly and have reasonably good health. If I have to stay in bed connected to tubes, I'll pass.
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If one could have a long life with good health and full ambulatory functions, heck I do not think any person would decline that chance.

But being barely alive with a feeding tube, wearing a diaper with skin rash, not being able to turn oneself in bed, not being able to scratch an itch, well, count me out!

I have seen or heard of a few people in the above condition, and many lost the will to live. I would.
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150?

My minimum requirements for continued living regardless of number:

1 Able to get into or out of bed without any assistance
2. Go to the bathroom under my own power AND wipe my own a$$.
3. Not be a burden to anyone.
4. Go to food store and public places ie. Library, Restaurant or coffe house and enjoy a meaningful conversation.

The order is irrelevant, but be able to do all.

Else: Exit.
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It seems it's more likely that the opportunity will arise to have a reasonable facsimile of our consciousness stored in a form a machine intelligence. I might give that a try. Doesn't seem like good health until 150 is doable in the near future and the questions about resources are legitimate.
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... our consciousness stored in a form a machine intelligence. I might give that a try...
Then, the machine gets "blue screen of death" by a Windows 3000 bug, or gets infected by a virus, and the machine memory gets all scrambled up.
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No, not me. I like this life but look forward to something much better.
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