Re: (fwd) Herbert Young dead at 112

Anders Sandberg (
29 Apr 1999 01:16:49 +0200

michael <> writes:

> but this really brings up something for me. what quality of life do
> these people have? Is it worth living forever only to be perpetually
> confused by everything or have degraded cognitive processes?

Obviously, the goal is to extend the useful years of life. But centenarians are so to say "over the hump", while many are somewhat frail compared to younger people they are as a rule the most resilient of their generation and often surprisingly active (the less reslient and active have long since dropped off).

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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