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On technology-assisted longevity, or: The singularity will not be televised

On technology-assisted longevity, or: The singularity will not be televised And while immortality remains firmly outside our grasp, we’re using technology to improve human longevity today, and have been since the adoption of fire and simple machines.External things like UV radiation (Baz Luhrmann — wear sunscreen!

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has made a heavily qualified assertion that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years, plus or minus a bit.Since the data don’t show anyone living past about 115, with a very few notable exceptions, Vijg says that the data “strongly suggests” that 115 represents a hard limit to human longevity.