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Monday, April 14, 2014


(There are many Scientists and new health companies which pursue the life extension which will revolutionize the health of the people who are lucky to enjoy a long life in future. There is no doubt there are major advancements in the health field. In the last few months Google has started a new company namely "Calico" and the very famous scientist Dr. J Craig Venter has started a new company HLI for the extension of a quality extended life for the people. They have started major work in the field and let us hope we will all see the result in a few years.) New World)
"Here’s an interesting thought experiment for you: What happens to life imprisonment — for murder and other heinous crimes — if the human lifespan is increased? If we live until 150 or 250 or 350 (which is very possible, given the direction of recent efforts into life extension) how many more prisons will we have to build to hold all of those murderers and rapists who just won’t die? Even if we can build enough prisons to hold them, will it be economically viable to do so? What about parole? Right now, many life sentences are up for parole after 15 or 20 years — but if we live for 350 years, doesn’t a 15-year incarceration seem a little bit on the lenient side for a serious crime?
As a futurist, this is the kind of thing that I spend a lot of time thinking about — and the kind of thing that we, as a society, need to sit down and discuss, before it’s too late. Incarceration is just a tiny piece of the life extension discussion, too: What about pensions? And healthcare? And employment? And education? These four factors combined have essentially dictated the framework upon which all of modern society is based — and they’re all based on the idea that humans are born, become adults around the age of 18, retire around the age of 60, and then die fairly soon after that. In the US, average life expectancy has risen from 69.77 years in 1960 to 78.64 in 2011 — a fairly small gain on paper, but a difference of billions of dollars in healthcare and social security spending. Imagine if we all start living to 90, or 100, or 110… or 200. You begin to see how indefinite life extension could cause some problems. (Read: Google’s Project Calico wants to make your lifespan its business.)"
(This is quoted from Medical Futurist-Immortality,Biotechnology-)

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