[extropy-chat] Poll: Will You Live Longer And Better?
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.
On Oct 24, 2005, at 6:45 AM, Joseph Bloch wrote:
> "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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