Re: Life Extension through legislation or the free market

Dan Hook (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 20:02:12 -0400

I was just looking at life insurance and a thought came to me. Would it be
in the best interests of life insurance companies to pledge support of life
extension? There are numerous variables to take into account like how many
people die in accidents and such things that are not related to aging. As
I am not an actuary I would not want to attempt taking all of these factors
into account. If anyone has any less data intensive ideas that might shed
some light on this possibility I would love to hear them.

Dan Hook
> From: Dan Hook <>
> To:
> Subject: Life Extension through legislation or the free market
> Date: Tuesday, April 15, 1997 8:51 PM
> That's a rather interesting idea, but it should be able to work in the
> market as well. Get a lot of people to pledge a certain amount of money
> for significant life extension. For twenty years I'd be willing to put
> $10,000. Now, just get 100,000 people to do this as well and you would
> have a prize worth one billion. How many immortalists are there?