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The Last Generation To Die — a short film

This kickstarter project is going to produce a film on longevity and the possibility of human immortality. (follow this link for the kickstarter project) The Last Generation To Die — a short film – [kickstarter.com] The story takes place roughly 30 years in the future at the moment when science has first figured out how […]

Doubling Life Expectancy Over the Past 150 Years

We now have a life expectancy of just under 80 years, which is double what it was 150 years ago. The biggest differences are an understanding of how germs spread disease and the creation of clean water supplies. Improvements in personal hygiene, food handling and the development of vaccines have also played key roles. Our […]

Human Immortality

For some time, we have been aware of our lengthening average lifespan or life expectancy. In the last 100 years, average life expectancy has almost doubled from 30-45 to 67. If it doubles again in the next 100 years, it will reach 130. However, the rate of increase has not been linear, it is an […]