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Medicine: How Much Further the Age Limit?

Are 125 years enough?

A very old woman

In a world where people are living longer and longer, some are wondering if 125 years might not be enough.

“I think we could easily see people living to be 150 or even 200 in the not-too-distant future,” says Dr. James Miller, a leading expert on aging. “And that’s not even counting the possibility of medical breakthroughs that could extend life even further.”

Of course, there are some who worry about the implications of people living so long. “How will our society cope with people who are that old?” asks one critic. “What will happen to pensions and retirement benefits?”

But others say that we should embrace the new reality of longer life spans. “It’s a good thing,” says one proponent. “It means we’re getting closer to the day when we can finally put an end to age-related diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.”

So far, there is no consensus on how much further the age limit should be pushed. But one thing is clear: as our lifespans continue to increase, the question of how long is long enough is only going to become more pressing.

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