[extropy-chat] Poll: Will You Live Longer And Better?

Joseph Bloch transhumanist at goldenfuture.net
Mon Oct 24 13:45:46 UTC 2005


"Despite wide-ranging concerns about getting older, most Americans want 
to live longer than the current average. But not too much longer.

"If it were up to them, Americans on average would like to live to be 87 
years old — nine years older than current life expectancy. But there's a 
limit: Just a quarter volunteer that they'd like to live to 100 or 
older. And even if medical breakthroughs made living to 120 possible, 
most would say no thanks."

Lots of tables in the original article, so I won't repeat it all here. 
Interesting, if disheartening, stuff, especially the gender-differences 
in the responses.

The big pay-off from a >H point of view: "Asked how long they'd like to 
live, 7 percent in this poll say "forever.""


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