Thursday, November 26, 2009

Life Extension

I was reading predictions and forecasts made about the medical field. It looks like a lot of great things will be coming in the near future to improve overall health and life span. The prediction mentioned that the human life will go beyond 120 years (Halal, 2008). I think it is great because prediction is not only about the increased life span but also projects that these people will be in good health. I wonder how it will impact the world population in the coming years. In the past, several people have told me that they chose to be non-vegetarian because they want to participate in controlling the chicken population. If they won’t eat chickens, chickens will be everywhere. I wonder how those people will react to the increasing human population because of the increased life spans.


Halal, W. (2008). Technology's Promise: Expert Knowledge on the Transformation of Business and Society. Palgrave Macmillan.


  1. Halal also states that only 10% of deaths in developed nations are due to infectious disease while 90% are the result of lifestyle, genetics, and the environment (Halal, 2008).

    I suspect our increasingly sedentary lifestyles may negatively impact predicted life extension.

  2. I don't see any one's life exeeds 120 years in history. It is possible that life of human being exceeds 120 years old as long as medcine gains enough advancement.

    Weiwen - CS855

  3. Research in life extension will stimulate the need for increased research in other areas, such as famine prevention, cardio for sedentary lifestyles and new ways to improve nutrition and health.

    Maintaining this balance helps us to preserve the quality of life in addition to extending it.