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Retirement Plans For 1,000-Year-Olds

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 8:56 AM
From TheStreet
Medical strides have allowed people all over the world to live longer. According to one researcher, we are on the cusp of routinely living to 150, and the first person to blow out 1,000 candles on their birthday cake could be born within the next two decades.

Biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey, of the California-based Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Foundation, made those claims in a recent research paper. His prediction is that the increasing ability of scientists to engineer replacement tissue will allow for customizable, replaceable organs in the not-so-distant future.

Living to 150 or even 1,000 may not be as far-fetched as it might seem. In the U.S., life expectancy has nearly doubled since 1900. More telling, the number of 100-year-olds in 1990 totaled roughly 37,000, but there are more than 84,000 now and, according to Census Bureau projections, by 2050 there could be more than 580,000 Americans older than 100.

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WhataBummerWhataBummer413 posts since
Oct 15, 2010
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1. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 9:05 AM
So... do you think the Congressional Budget Office has those stats in the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cost projections?
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MikeMike327 posts since
Feb 22, 2010
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