Thursday, April 29, 2021

What the Future of Death looks like

A quote thats interesting from the Wall Street Journals piece about how the world will be affected when we can reverse aging and accidents become the only cause of death which will also be so nimble by that time. Think of the technology in cars and safety features to prevent road accidents and deaths. Will we eventually have hardware in us that stops cardiac arrest and overdoses from drugs? Heart Attacks no longer become a thing and we don't die of old age, kidney & Liver failures?

It's an interesting topic to think about and what industries benefit and those that suffer. What new jobs are created when we no longer age and what about our brains can we stop deterioration?

Fom the WSJ piece I share this quote from Scott D. Smith from Kentucky:
"If we remain physically young, then accidents become the only real cause of death. Think about a new generation of people who have to get used to the idea of the generation before them NOT dying. We rely upon death and 'aging out' to drive the handoff from one generation to the next. Then there's the huge economic impact on health care as an industry, insurance and government with Social Security and Medicare. Also, consider a kinda, sort of technology where it works but not for everyone. How will our society deal with that perceived 'inequality'?"

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