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Scientists at odds over longevity


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:27 AM

news icon rThe increase in life expectancy enjoyed by many societies is a triumph of modern science. Our understanding of the human body and how to repair it when it breaks down have continued to push "old age" into the distance - and researchers intend to keep pushing.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

This would be great for space travel!    alien.gif

Wow! Talk about over population!

But on the other hand there only a few who could afford it!
I dont think medicare would pay for this one!

So what would the retirement age be?
665!!  huh.gif  

Im only in my thirties and cant wait for retirement!

If I thought I still had 600+ yrs to go I would probably
shoot myself! crying.gif

Wonder how the price of life insurance would be?

Edited by mfrmboy, 01 April 2006 - 11:07 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 09:59 AM

Hmm i wonder what would people do with life prison sentences.
Or what people would look like at the age of 900yrs.


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:26 AM

I'm all for immortality...but imagine what it would be like...I mean most people find life after 90 unbearable...constant aches and pains, barely able to walk to the bathroom without considerable discomfort...who'd want to live through that for another 900 years?


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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:37 AM

what if the pain of the nineties didn't set in til youre like 700? then it'd be cool. sign me up

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

If life expentancy was 800 years then I don think we will look old til we r mayb 700...





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