Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Still a bit away from the breakeven point, but interesting enough. A
> 4/10 increase in life expectancy per year would, assuming steady
> progress give an expectation of 0.4x + (0.4^2) x + (0.4^3)x + ... =
> 1.66 x more years if x are the numbers of "naturally" remaining years
> for a given person, since life extending progress would occur during
> the extra years given by the initial developments. In order to reach
> the breakeven point, we of course need more than one extra year per
What's really exciting about this, is that a sustained rate of .4yrs/yr means a person of 35 years can expect to live another ~70 years, bringing us to the year 2068. Even the most conservative extropian's see radical nanotech by this point. So perhaps in a sense, we have already reached the breaking point, and can now expect to to catch the wave of ever increasing nanotech life-extension returns.
Lets break out the champagne!
And for those who haven't already, sign up for cryonics in case your too old now to make the window or die from an accident between now and then.
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