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

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 22:06:58 UTC 2005

On 10/24/05, Joseph Bloch <transhumanist at goldenfuture.net> 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.""
I wonder how many would have said yes to living to 200+ with the health and
vitality of a 30yr old.

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