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Life expectancy..

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Sink' started by MehGuy, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. MehGuy

    MehGuy A member of the less neotenous sex.. Supporter

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    Thought this might make for a fun and interesting thread. What age or decade do you think you'll most likely die in? Do you have relatives who live into extreme advanced age? Or do you unfortunately have relatives who die relatively young? Or some sort of mix?

    How about advances in medical science? Do you think it's possible you might live far longer than humans have lived in the past? Centuries? Biological immortality?
     
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  2. Sodafox

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    I'd say in my 80s since that's the trend in my family. I don't think I'd want to live much longer than that anyway unless there's some way to put my consciousness into an android or something like that. Even then, I wouldn't want to be immortal or essentially immortal, so if my options were to die in a feeble human body at 80 or live for an unknown number of years with no way to end it in an andriod body, I'd stick with my human body. That said, if the android body has a way to self destruct when I will it, then, sure, android me up baby.
     
  3. d taylor

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    Mine is eternal.
     
  4. MehGuy

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    I agree with that. We should always have a final exit option. One thing that scares me about the future.. technology will probably enable us to experience incredible bliss, but it could also create incredible torment. Imagine if someone could upload your mind into a virtual hell and keep you alive for who knows how long? Millions or billions of years? Overclock the mind where 1 second feels like a billion years?
     
  5. pdudgeon

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    Which decade do I want to die in?
    My 70's, I hope. I am 72, so I made it this far, at least.
    Both my father and grandfather lived into their 90's, but the female side of my family usually dies in their 50's or 60's.
     
  6. Bob Crowley

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    I think I'll be in my eighties, so I've probably got about 20 years to go. That's my thought on the matter.

    I think I've been given a subtle hint or two about it, but only time will actually tell. A lot can happen in 20 years. I expect some wars for a start, close by and far away.

    I also know for a fact that life is eternal, but I also know for a fact there's a judgement. I've often claimed the night my father died, he turned up in my room. We argued and conversed, but at the end he gave this absolutely terrifying scream and then disappeared into eternity. I still remember most of the proceedings, and that was over 40 years ago.

    He was only 55 incidentally, but an alcoholic. My sister was only 45 when she died, but I wasn't surprised as my old Presbyterian pastor said "I don't think your sister will live very long. I think she'll get leukemia." That was circa 1990/91 when he made the prediction, and she died in 2005, US Independence Day incidentally (mind you I'm Australian, not American).

    Sure enough he was right, as usual. My mother lived till her eighties, and I think, God willing, I'll live a similar time on earth. Then will come my own judgement, and either Heaven via Purgatory, or Hell (hopefully not).

    Further predictions of the pastor yet to eventuate are "I think you'll move to Keperra. You'll try to catch up with some people (relations, past church people), but I'll think it'll be a bit late. Then I think you'll move to Belmont. That's when all this trouble will start." Keperra and Belmont are suburbs in Brisbane. Obviously my own will and decision would be involved, but I think he might have pre-empted my decisions in a sense.

    Whether that all happens is up in the air at the moment, but I've made no plans to do either. They depend on another prediction of his happening, which I'll keep to myself.

    But I think "all this trouble" will come anyway, just as Covid-19 occurred whether we liked it or not. He was very accurate, so accurate that the only way he could have known some things was if God was telling him. There could be some interesting years ahead of us.
     
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  7. cow451

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  9. Bob Crowley

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    I came out at 87 using the first indicator, which is about where I indicated in my post #6 above.

    Australian average life expectancy is about 83.5 anyway, give or take a war or three, another pandemic or an asteroid hitting town.

    We use kilograms for weight, so I assumed it was pounds being a US system. I must have picked the right units, or I think my expectancy would have been a lot lower eg. 154 stone instead of 154 pound.
     
  10. cow451

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    Or maybe we have …..:swoon:
     
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