Re: Life expectancy increasing rapidly

Anders Sandberg (
09 Dec 1998 15:40:57 +0100

"Samael" <> writes:

> I think that most current medical technologies are merely increasing our
> lifespansd towards our natural limits. I look forward to the future
> treatment that increases those limits dramatically (or removes them
> entirely).

Yes, this is true. The maximum lifespan (around 110-120 years) seems to have been unchanged so far. That is why I'm so interested in recent advances in tweaking drosophilia and C. elegans genes to increase the lifespan, not to mention the further discoveries about how telomerase is regulated. These results seem to have real potential for increasing the maximum lifespan.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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