Noreen Seebacher

More Botox Please: We're Gonna Live 700 Years

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Louis Watson   5/23/2013 3:33:00 AM
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That is a great question Noreen, what would I do with the extra time ?   Wow, I had not even considered it ( how sad ) but after some reflection, this would just give me more time to hone my skills in the area of technology and general business acumen. 

 

I have to leave some kind of ( IBM -Google-esque ) legacy behind.

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Lyndon_Henry   5/22/2013 11:19:34 PM
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Noreen asks


For sake of argument, let's say we could productively double our lifespans. What would you want to accomplish?


 

Assuming I would retain an acceptable level of health and vitality, I'd probably continue to pursue goals of overhauling the world, while trying to advance my career reinvention at the same time. How much I could actually accomplish remains to be seen.

 

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Noreen Seebacher   5/22/2013 5:48:47 PM
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For sake of argument, let's say we could productively double our lifespans. What would you want to accomplish? Would you have multiple careers? Spend time on mission trips? Please share!

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Lyndon_Henry   5/22/2013 8:30:56 AM
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Broadway writes


Well, if there is a glimmer of hope, it's the growth of social capitalism, social impact, the triple bottom line -- whatever you call it -- applying "market forces" toward social good versus profit for profits/shareholders' sake.


 

Well, maybe. But I have the feeling that trying to promote "social" anything among the movers and shakers of the Power Elite is sorta like trying to bed down comfortably in the middle of a pride of lions...

 

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Broadway   5/21/2013 11:00:22 PM
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Well, if there is a glimmer of hope, it's the growth of social capitalism, social impact, the triple bottom line -- whatever you call it -- applying "market forces" toward social good versus profit for profits/shareholders' sake.

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Lyndon_Henry   5/21/2013 12:12:23 PM
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Broadway writes


@Lyndon, Social Security? I don't think capitalism would survive if we all start living to 700 years old. As @Hospice noted, after a couple centuries, I agree that people would start to realize that capitalism isn't working for anyone but the few, even in America.


 

Actually, I don't think capitalism will survive, no matter what lifespan we reach (or regress to).  I really don't see how a modern global society can continue to function with the economic relations and structure of the Robber Baron era...

 

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Broadway   5/20/2013 10:49:23 PM
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@Lyndon, Social Security? I don't think capitalism would survive if we all start living to 700 years old. As @Hospice noted, after a couple centuries, I agree that people would start to realize that capitalism isn't working for anyone but the few, even in America.

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Lyndon_Henry   5/20/2013 9:50:19 PM
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Noreen writes in her blog


When your mind is focused on things as complex as networks and sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, computational systems, biotechnology, nano technology, and disruptive innovation, you probably have no time to worry about the things the average mind associates with a quest for immortality -- like "where will all those people live?"


 

And how's about the Social Security to support them ... or maybe, with chained CPI, it would long since have dwindled to nothing?

If Pete Peterson and other Wall Street moguls are so worried to death about the impact of the Baby Boomers — with a lifespan of seventy-something — on the economy, they surely would be hysterical about the prospect of supporting 700-year-olds... 

 

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SethBreedlove   5/20/2013 5:05:15 PM
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I theorize that with longer life expentancies, we will see more changes regarding views of education, environment, health and other common societal issues.  It is one thing to think that "Well we are all going to die anyway." to realizing that one may be around to experience the cause and effect of today's behavior. 

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Ariella   5/20/2013 9:02:03 AM
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@Seth That actually does make sense. When life expectancy was somewhere around 40, people did marry and have children in their teens. Now people tend to wait until their 30s for that. 

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