Friday, September 24, 2010

"Life Beyond A Hundred"

Unfortunately, this sounds about right:

"The future pattern is likely to be most people living to around 100 and then dying of multiple organ failure."
The human machine is too complicated, and we know too little about how it works, to make any meaningful improvement in human lifespan.  Improvements due to decreased infant mortality and antibiotics are the low-hanging fruit.  The next major improvement is proper nutrition; which is part of the purpose of this blog.  Beyond that, we would need to change the fact that planned obsolesence is part of our genome. 

That will not be easy.