Re: Is lifespan following Moore's Law (ie: increasing exponential ly)?

Anders Sandberg (
13 Oct 1999 13:11:09 +0200

"O'Regan, Emlyn" <> writes:

> I'd be interested to see those statistics calculated only over a population
> involving the very wealthy (from a western perspective); maybe all those in
> the west, whose wealth would make them millionaires in today's money.

I don't think the curves would look very different; wealthy people live longer, but that seems to be more because being poor is bad for your health. The very rich today have access to nearly the same medical techniques most people have access to through various healthcare systems, they only get better service. As far as I know, there is no trend showing the wealthy moving ahead more and more in life expectancy.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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