Once in a lifetime.
It seems everyone wants to live longer, and longer, and longer .........
Such is the way of us all that we do die sooner or later.
But what if someone said they have discovered the elixir of life. Well, not so much an elixir as a pill and not so much life in general but something that stopped us from ageing, and as a bonus, like the proverbial set of steak knives, it cures the things that kill us as we get older.
Meet David Sinclair.
David hasn't actually said we'd live forever but the gist seems to be you'll live a hell of a lot longer than you do now. Nd for the lowly cost of about $100 a month for, it seems, as long as you are still alive.
Putting aside my skepticism for a moment, and possibly yours, let's assume this promise, which sounds too good to be true, really is true. Besides the advantage of not needing to write a bucket list or leave your valuables to those pesky relatives, how long would you like to live?
i calculated I have just the funds to see me out for about 1000 more years as long as I don't get bitten by a funnel web spider, have an elephant fall on me from any sort of height, or upset my wife to the point of her murdering me while I sleep.
Oh, and I'd like my arthritis cured, by heart fixed, and a refund on my new hip which I have just spent an extortionate amount of money having replaced.
I'm also a bit concerned that I might get bored; with lots of things. My family for starters. And what if I don't like the next fashion trends. I had to pass through the Mullet hairstyle era. That was bad enough. I didn't mind the mini-skirt and free love thing though. Perhaps bell bottom trousers will be back and I can dust them off.
All jokes aside, though, I can foresee endless problems with such a scenario. The planet is already overcrowded in places. We don't have enough jobs for the workers now. What happens when superannuation runs out?
Imaging a place without old age. This forum would be unnecessary for a start. Mm, is that a good thing?