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

Front Cover
Basic Books, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 251 pages
14 Reviews
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."

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

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

User Review  - Nick W. - Goodreads

Great primer on the interesting problems that we will encounter due to the advances in anti-aging therapies. Focuses on moral, economic and societal issues. Very interesting and would be a good intro for people who are looking to get started in reading about such issues. 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  - Tara - Goodreads

This book might appeal to those who are already convinced that ageing is a worthy cause, but fails to provide a convincing argument for those who are yet to be sold on the idea. The book outlines a ... Read full review


Title Page
Humankinds Eternal Quest for the Fountain of Youth ITS OUR FAULT
How Science and Technology Will Increase Life Span
The Longevity Divide

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information