DailyDirt: What's A Good Lifespan?

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There's an Isaac Asimov quote: "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." But if there really were accurate predictions for a person's lifespan, how would people change? Maybe medical science is on the verge of creating a pharmaceutical solution for a fountain of youth. We seem to be a long way from a cure for death, but at least a few people think immortality will be available to humanity (eg. Aubrey de Grey, Ray Kurzweil, etc.) in the next few decades. Here are a few links to the study of aging and its causes. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: aging, biology, biomarkers, biotech, fountain of youth, genetic mutations, immortality, lifespan, longevity


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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Sep 2013 @ 8:52pm

    You linked to the mobile version of the second story. The normal version is much more readable and as a video.

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