[ExI] Delaying Aging Would Bring Trillions of Dollars in Economic Gains, Study Finds

Max More max at maxmore.com
Thu Aug 5 16:53:18 UTC 2021

We told you so.


Seriously, it's encouraging to see the "longevity dividend" idea get more attention. It should be a powerful tool to help people rethink their economic and research priorities. Can we please step on the accelerator with the anti-aging? I'm 57 and cryonics is looking more and more likely for me.

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I can hear Max and Natasha in my mind saying to the world, "we told you so..."

"Now researchers have used US economic, health, and demographic data to put a price on just how valuable such an intervention could be. In a paper in Nature Aging<https://www.nature.com/articles/s43587-021-00080-0>, they showed that treatments that slow down aging could be worth US$38 trillion for every extra year of life they give people.

This isn’t the first time someone has tried to pin a number on the benefits of slowing aging. The authors reference a 2013 study in Health Affairs<https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0052>, which estimated that a 2.2-year increase in life expectancy could be worth as much as $7.1 trillion over 50 years."

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