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

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Oct 24 18:29:57 UTC 2005

Since living longer in better health than say at 50 years old was not  
on the table I don't see this as particularly disturbing.

- samantha

On Oct 24, 2005, at 6:45 AM, Joseph Bloch wrote:

> http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PollVault/story?id=1232993
> "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.""
> Joseph
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