Re: Medical expenses on elderly

From: Sasha Chislenko (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 21:03:49 MST

[ Sasha talking to himself on The List: :-) ]

Usually, medical procedures performed on the elderly
are associated with life extension. My previous message
suggests that life can be extended and enriched better if
this money was spent in younger years.

The same can be said about long-term effects of the
"longevity research". There is definitely more life
extension potential in studies how to keep people
healthy, happy and strong for as long as possible
(and hopefully getting better and better at everything
imaginable as time goes on), and on cryonics for those
(soon to be increasingly rare) cases when people still
can't be cured, than on equipment maintaining painful
lives of rapidly and irreversibly decaying bodies.

If at least younger people started spending their money
on their own health and education, and on research in actual
life extension technology, instead of investing into
disability insurance, conventional life extension industry,
social security, and retirement funds, they would most likely
not need disability support, social security, and retirement -
they would have indefinite life spans filled with fun and
productive work.

- You get what you invest into...

(Unfortunately, as in vaccinations and democracy, the results
  here depend on the numbers, and everyone gets what the
  majority deserves.)

Sasha Chislenko <>

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