Re: "Immortality" gene revealed

Anders Sandberg (
05 Jan 1998 20:18:13 +0100

Brian D Williams <> writes:

> I remember reading some time ago that an insurance company
> actuarial sat down and computed how long the average person would
> live, if we didn't have an defined lifespan. As I recall, he
> computed the average to be around 734 before one accident or
> another did us in. If we intend to live longer, we will have to
> look at this...... ;)

"Misadventure As A Cause Of Death In An Immortal Population" by Hugh Hixon
He gets a life expectancy of 1654 years.

We better think of making backup copies.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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