I still hear people using the phrase "for our children's children". If you take a child of today to be expected to live to around 2085, just what is that child going to die of I wonder. Heart disease will be illiminated by then as will all arterial diseases. Also stem cell applications will have by then stopped all ageing and will be capable of regenerating an 80 year old's body to function and appear as if that person were in their 20's. Even if I'm being over optimistic with an 80 year wait until such science is wide-spread - it will surely be common place during the next 80 years after that.
When confronted with keeping old people alive, many folk imagine some decrepid old carcas clinging o to life with a life support system. The reality is that science will solve the ageing process and will be able to revearse it. In years to come (i.e less than 100 years )- people will not die and will never get sick or age. This is an un-stop able truth and is so very exciting it warrants a daily news flash on our "Immortality status".
The next words I generally hear with this argumant is that the weight of the worlds population would collapse its infra-structure. Its as if people even now are un-aware of the infinite amount of beautiful virgin planets awaiting mankind in the cosmos. Then they say , "but it would take us 400 years to reach the nearest star". Can't they see that faster than light travel is also inevitable as are worm holes to the other side of the universe. God ! what's the matter with these people.
Then they say "I don't want to live forever". .......Well I do - and even if I don't make it at least I'm sure that very soon many of us will. What do youn think ?