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Will humans ever live for two hundred years?



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Jim,
It is possible that science will be able to extend our average life span past one hundred years, but it is clear that even if science can do that, sooner or later 'accidents' would eventually do everyone in. Consider that each person has some statistical chance of being involved in a fatal accident. If you lived over one hundred years, your chances of being in an accident continue, and, sadly, eventually the accident would catch up with us. Right now, human diseases claim most lives by the approximate age of 100 or so, assuming an accident does not strike earlier. Sorry, this sounds like a somber note, but there are statistics available from various insurance companies giving anticipated life span and chance of various diseases and accidents. Hope this answers your question.

Ric (rickru)
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