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Old Jan 6th 2021, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
I doubt if anyone on this forum will be alive in 2100... I for one would be 131 years old in 2100. I fail to see the attraction in longevity of life unless accompanied by good quality of life. There's hardly a day goes by on the news at the moment where there isn't a segment on residents of old peoples' homes, and by God, what a miserable and decrepit bunch they look on the whole. Talk about 'waiting for God'... not for me, thank you.
I'd be 121 and I wont be making any plans for NYE 2099.

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You never know JS, you never know. Exponential change within 30 years. There's an idea (Ray Kurzweil) whereby you only need to be around long enough to benefit from therapies that will extend life by a few decades to be still living at the point where we can extend life indefinitely.
You have a point there could be future therapies in the future that may extend life longer than we currently know. But I will based on what the current expectancy is, and its not likely taking me to 121 years old...ha ha











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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I'd be 121
Well, if you make it, I hope the last thing you see is the look of concern on my face.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Well, if you make it, I hope the last thing you see is the look of concern on my face.



Problem with living that long, is everyone you knew tend to die before you, sometimes decades before, even if one had kids, many times 100+ year olds have their kids die before them (depending when in life they had kids.) even. Can be rough for some living to advanced age because of that. But others don't seem to mind.

Its mind boggling sometimes to think about, the lady Japan for example, she was roughly my age when WW2 ended and when I war born was 76 and already close to end of human life expectancy and yet here she is in 2021 still living.

John Tyler 10th US President who was born in 1790 has a living grandson in 2021 he had 2 living up until one died last year. Of course his grandson is now 93, but its almost mind boggling that someone born in 1790 has a living grandchild in 2021.

Harrison Ruffin Tyler. (as far as I know he is still living, most recent articles I can find are from Nov 2020, one of the grandsons did die last year so now there is just 1 left living.)
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
You have a point there could be future therapies in the future that may extend life longer than we currently know. But I will based on what the current expectancy is, and its not likely taking me to 121 years old...ha ha
What about going into suspended animation and waking up then but at the same age?

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Old Jan 6th 2021, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
What about going into suspended animation and waking up then but at the same age?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDC1SUlXuGI

That would certainly be interesting to if we ever got to that point. but then you could also wake up to this:

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64th and Cambie not looking good these days in Vancouver. Kind of a shame, looking on google they looked like nice houses, presumably sold to a developer awaiting permits and approval to build condos.

Sale price history of one of them, whoever bought it in 2003 made out like a bandit as the next time it sold it sold for a lot more.

2003 - $695,000 sold
2016 - $5,600,000 sold

The reddit thread, some neighbors getting tired of looking at the eye sore.

https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/c...ier_every_day/



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It did in our family Just the one card though, luckily it's a big one!

It started 15 years ago when one family member was doing it tough. She wrote the card to all the family and gave it to us at our Christmas gathering - the message she wrote in it was
Times are tough
Things are hard
Here's your *****ing Christmas card.

I mean, who could throw out a family heirloom like that? It brings the house down every year.
I had a friend who was a bell ringer, and he and his cousin bought each other bell ringers diaries each year, well, his cousin did, all my friend did was re-wrap the one his cousin sent him and send it back. This worked well for years, until one year his cousin wrote in the diary itself, then he was caught out.
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John Tyler 10th US President who was born in 1790 has a living grandson in 2021 he had 2 living up until one died last year. Of course his grandson is now 93, but its almost mind boggling that someone born in 1790 has a living grandchild in 2021.
Agreed, that's amazing. It's like a proper link to history, undiluted by extraneous generations. Thanks for sharing that fact, I love it.
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I think Vancouver may be doing a little better this pandemic vs Spanish flu. The crowd came out to watch the human fly.

Article on 2 pandemics about 100 years apart.

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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
There's hardly a day goes by on the news at the moment where there isn't a segment on residents of old peoples' homes, and by God, what a miserable and decrepit bunch they look on the whole.
Seriously, who are you to judge, Jingsamichty?

Elsewhere, you've posted your opposition to prioritising Covid-19 vaccination for inhabitants of old age care homes, despite their starkly greater risk of premature death from the disease.

And in your post above, we see why: you view them as "a miserable and decrepit bunch ... on the whole".

That's a truly despicable attitude, and I hope to God you are not in any position to influence the delivery of treatment, care, or comfort to the elderly.

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I think Vancouver may be doing a little better this pandemic vs Spanish flu. The crowd came out to watch the human fly.

Article on 2 pandemics about 100 years apart.

That really is a massive numbere of people ! Even by today's standards. What street is it?
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John Tyler 10th US President who was born in 1790 has a living grandson in 2021 he had 2 living up until one died last year. Of course his grandson is now 93, but its almost mind boggling that someone born in 1790 has a living grandchild in 2021.
That would suggest that John Tyler had a son at around age 70 and that the son had the current (93 yo descendent) when he was around 70 ?!! Are you sure there's not a missing generation here?

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That would suggest that John Tyler had a son at around age 70 and that the son had the current (93 yo descendent) when he was around 70 ?!! Are you sure there's not a missing generation here?
It's quite a fascinating read..

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/u...r-jr-dead.html

Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., Grandson of the 10th President, Dies at 95

He and his brother, grandsons of John Tyler, were the third of three generations that remarkably spanned almost the entire history of the American experience.

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