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With Much Longer Lifespans How Would the World Change?

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2 years ago by voice-of-reason in Lifestyle > Health

Ted F posted an interesting recent debate. Rather than robotic enhancements I think that in the short term, drugs and genetic engineering will be paving the way for longer life. If we could live for 150-200 years and beyond how would society change? How would jobs, families and the world in general fare?

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Linda Wilson

Life would change in every way but exactly how completely depends on the quality of life that could be enjoyed above age 75. With able bodies and minds, the economy may even profit with longer careers and a more experienced workforce. On the other hand, an infirm and ageing populace would place a unsupportable burden on society.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Tracey Howell

Maybe people would have fewer children….well, they are having not too many these days anyway…….but can you imagine having a 100 years career?

2 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Sabrina

Humanity would become even more independent and giving less thought to serving God I'm afraid. Having 200 years, if you can imagine, is almost like having eternal life.

2 years ago by Sabrina

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The Oracle

If actually people would be here on earth for a long long time the earth would get overpopulated. So maybe families would become smaller, people would have fewer children.

2 years ago by The Oracle

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Mongoose

That's the story of the last 50 years, but then accelerated.

2 years ago by Mongoose

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voice-of-reason

Murder would become much more popular (and it's quite popular as it is) as a life terminator!

2 years ago by voice-of-reason

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Jolanda van Vliet

There would'nt be enough natural resources to support an ever growing population. The planet would'nt be able to handle that. We should'nt have so much problems with death and dying or try to be for ever young. Humanbeings are material and all that is material will sooner or later rot and die. That is the natural order of live.

2 years ago by Jolanda van Vliet

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Linda Wilson

True, and if you look at the outlandish predictions that were made 100 years ago, most of them never came close to coming true. Time will tell.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Sagalicious

I think it would be very limited. Limited to the rich from Western countries only. Asia and Africa would stay the same. Unless of course the drugs become very cheap and I don't expect that.

2 years ago by Sagalicious

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Rahul  N.

I read some scientist said that the person who will live 1000 years is already alive. It seems the days when scientists were dedicated souls who were devoted to research are behind us. Now they are after clicks tweets and views so the bigger the statement the better ;P.

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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Frisbee

I'm 17 so i volunteer to be one of the millenians! Send me your pills!

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Nobody can eat 50 eggs

1 More boring old codgers
2 100 Year pension payments
3 More road accidents
4 Seven-Generation family portraits
5 Viagra's shares rise by 600%

2 years ago by Nobody can eat 50 eggs

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Frisbee

Hahaha ur funny. By the time people start t live that long we will all be in self driving cars

2 years ago by Frisbee

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