“What greater evil could you wish a miser than long life?” -Pubilius Syrus
According to latest studies, life expectancy will exceed 85 by 2030 in many countries. This will mainly be possible due to advancements in medical technology. Some scientists are even trying to push the boundaries to make the previously unthinkable, like immortality, possible.
Personally, I think it will be most boring to hang around with an old body and old skin. But I’m confident that soon we’ll have some solutions even for these. People usually try to become detached and more spiritual or moral as they age and come closer to death. But if immortality is going to be a reality then people will hold on to things for much longer. Anyway, we can’t stop change. Sooner or later everything will have to go through the U-Turn effect.
In the near term, at least we will be able to live a little longer and more importantly, we may be able to predict our health outcomes and life expectancy. Machines will be able to get much deeper insight into our bodies, and using predictive analytics we may even be able to predict our time of (natural) death. At the very least, we will get early indications as to what’s at risk so that we can take appropriate action.
Read the article below if you are interested to learn more: https://singularityhub.com/2017/06/30/artificial-intelligence-predicts- death-to-help-us-live-longer/