“I call it longevity escape velocity — where we have a sufficiently comprehensive panel of therapies to enable us to push back the ill health of old age faster than time is passing. And that way, we buy ourselves enough time to develop more therapies as time goes on” says Aubrey DeGrey – Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation.
Basically he thinks medical science is advancing at a pace that will come up with cures faster than we can become ill in old age.
“I’d say we have a 50/50 chance of bringing aging under what I’d call a decisive level of medical control within the next 25 years or so and what I mean by decisive is the same sort of medical control that we have over most infectious disease today.”
50/50 those are some pretty darn good odds. If you could decide how long to live. How long would you choose to live?
Or to put it another way -
When would you choose to die?
Perhaps Mr DeGray is on the mark the largest growing segment of population in the United States are those reaching age 100+.
The ramifications this will have on retirement is staggering. Could we be retired longer than we have lived and worked so far?
Will your money live as long as you do or as long as you choose to live? Better buy some insurance on that money and fortunately insurance for that is available now.