Do you think that in time, to live to 150 years or more will be the norm?

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  1. one2get2no profile image73
    one2get2noposted 8 years ago

    Do you think that in time, to live to 150 years or more will be the norm?

  2. askformore lm profile image61
    askformore lmposted 8 years ago

    150 years or more! Well, that really depends on where you imagine people are living.
    If you are asking on a World Wide level, Then, "no" that will not in time be the norm.

    However, if you are asking about how long those who live in the rich developed parts of the world, then 150 years could easily be the norm.
    That is: IF they belong to the right socio-economic group

  3. Kylyssa profile image91
    Kylyssaposted 8 years ago

    I think that some extremely rich people alive now will live that long but that it will probably not be the norm for thousands of years.  The technology will exist and within decades, but it won't be for everyone.  I think it will be reserved for the mega-wealthy and for those of their favorites among the non-mega-wealthy classes, probably for hundreds or thousands of years.

    The subset of mega-wealthy people who require poor people to keep breeding and remain poor and undereducated to keep their wealth growing would fight against anything that encourages restraint in reproduction.

    If oligarchies disappear, I still don't think it will be the norm until generations pass and the human population becomes better educated.  Humans have to first learn that even the people at the top benefit and lead better lives when no one is living in poverty and no one is oppressed.

    1. mbwalz profile image85
      mbwalzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a good subject for a book and/or movie!

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    It's doubtful. In order for that to happen our medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies would have to switch their focus from looking for ways for us to (exist with illnesses) and instead return to the days of developing cures and vaccines.
    Over the years they've discovered there is much more money to be made from "maintenance drugs" then there is for "one and done" drugs that actually cure. If there were cures for cancer and heart disease most of us would probably live to see 100. smile
    Reaching 150 would be a stretch by anyone's standards unless you believe things written in the bible which state Adam lived to be 930 years old, Noah had his first child at the age of 500 and so on.

  5. Craan profile image76
    Craanposted 8 years ago

    God iterates in the Bible that man's days will be no more than 120 years! I know for sure science can't defile the God of our universe. It's impossible! Therefore, I believe reaching 150 years of age will be an unfeasible feat, since our cells contain a half life and automatically stop reproducing after a certain time. This is when our appointed time with death occurs. And those who have lived a Christian life will go on to live an eternity with God in heaven and those who have trampled on the Cross of Christ  will live an eternity in Hell with pain and suffering. The soul never dies, it lives forever and ever and our bodies and spirit are transformed when we die.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      At 122 years + 164 days Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997, was by far the oldest person to have ever lived. Apparently she was unaware of the bible cutoff! smile 
      Misao Okawa of Japan celebrated her 116th birthday in March. She may make it!

  6. Barbara Kay profile image74
    Barbara Kayposted 8 years ago

    I just read somewhere online, that finding the answer to keeping the body from aging has been discovered. A lady from Michigan, just passed away that was 111.

    I don't think I would want to live that long. It would create problems with healthcare costs, social security, cost of retirement etc.

    1. Kylyssa profile image91
      Kylyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think they are talking about reaching extreme old age decrepitude and then living another fifty years in extreme decrepitude but about about living a healthy 150 years with middle age maybe starting at seventy-five.

  7. mikejhca profile image94
    mikejhcaposted 8 years ago

    By the time people are middle aged most of them are not taking good care of themselves. If the person is elderly then they probably stopped working out and eating healthy over 30 years ago. The medicine they get to stay alive does not fix their problems and it often comes with side effects. People are taking medication to counteract the negative side effects of the other medication but that medication has negative side effects.

    I don't think living to 150 years or more will be the norm unless people start taking better care of themselves. They need to try to maintain a healthy mind and body. They also need to avoid being bored most of the time. The way it is going now I think the average life span may get shorter.

    People need diet and exercise. The big money is not in fixing problems. Medicine is a business. They invest in medication that people need to keep taking. Unhealthy people are good customers but they don't live as long.

    1. Kylyssa profile image91
      Kylyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If we could remove the profit motive from healthcare and increase the average standard of living, all those things could change.

  8. mbwalz profile image85
    mbwalzposted 8 years ago

    I don't think so. And frankly, unless people stop having children, it would be a huge burden on the planet and our economic structure.


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