Robin Hanson reported:
> *14 LIFE EXPECTANCY: RISES TO HISTORIC HIGH
> According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and
> Prevention, ....
> Life expectancy in 1997 was 76.5 years, up from 76.1 years in
This is even better than it sounds. Remember, what we are looking at here is the (measured, rather than predicted) life span of people born 70 - 80 years ago. There is no straitforward way to deduce the actual life expectancy of younger people from these numbers, but we can expect that they will be substantially better