100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything - From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 251 pages
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Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born.aWhat will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe youOCOll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife?aIn "100 Plus," futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology are beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists and genius inventors and the billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our livesOCoand good healthOCoare almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception.aSonia Arrison brings over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to "100 Plus," painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but now is very real. "100 Plus" is the first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds. This illuminating and indispensable text will help us navigate the thrilling journey of life beyond 100 years."
  

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Review: 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

User Review  - Rolando Gill - Goodreads

First few chapters the author talked about the advances and new thinking and strategies of longevity research. Then she spent the next two thirds of the book speculating on the societal ramifications of many old old people. Read full review

Review: 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

I share the optimism of Arrison regarding the near future of human life extension. It is an idea whose time has not yet quite come. Once it does, there will be much political pressure to fund research to bring about human life extension. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Notes
Humankinds Eternal Quest for the Fountain of Youth ITS OUR FAULT
How Science and Technology Will Increase Life Span
THE SEARCH FOR AN ANTIAGING PILL GREATEST ENGINEERING PROJECT OF ALLTIME CHAPTER 3Mother Natureandthe LongevityRe...
The Longevity Divide
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Sonia Arrison is a founder, academic advisor, and trustee at Singularity University, located in Mountain View, CA.  She is also a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and a columnist for TechNewsWorld.  As a frequent media contributor and guest, her work has appeared on CNN and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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