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What does increasing life expectancy mean for future society?

| | September 24, 2014
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If current trends persist, we can expect that Americans born in the year 2084 will live to be 100. That’s up from an average life expectancy of 39.4 years in 1880. Living longer, healthier lives is an appealing prospect. But what will it mean for our economy, politics, and healthcare systems when America’s 65-and-older population triples in size?

Read the full, original story: The new science of immortality

 

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