By David Cravit
Concentrating on the infant Boomer iteration, this argument explores how this group is completely destroying earlier attitudes towards getting older, retirement, senior voters, or even the concept that of demise. An research of welfare premiums and health-care expenses demonstrates that the “Boomers” are influencing every little thing from schooling and employment to housing, wellbeing and fitness, good looks, and intercourse. With sturdy statistical help, this groundbreaking learn takes a better examine new types of social relationships in addition to new items that may lessen or perhaps put off the results of getting older. the subjects lined supply a sneak preview of an imminently new society—one during which receiving a gold watch on the age of sixty five will easily suggest the 1st 1/2 existence is over.
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You get the idea. In his online bio, Dr. ” Dr. de Grey has pioneered a program called sens — Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. Here’s the description: sens is a detailed plan for curing human aging. sens is an engineering project, recognizing that aging is a medical condition and that medicine is a branch of engineering. Aging is a set of progressive changes in body composition, at the molecular and cellular level, which are sideeffects of essential metabolic processes. Many of these changes are eventually bad for us — they are an accumulation of damage, which becomes pathogenic above a certain threshold of abundance.
As an official member of the Baby Boomer generation, I really and truly do not believe that it was intended for us to die. Death, if and when it occurs, clearly will represent a mistake of some kind. While I am no official spokesperson for the Boomers, I feel I do accurately express the hubris of my generation. According to my interpretation of the master plan, the Baby Boomers will be the first generation ever to have the option of immortality. Crazy? Tongue in cheek? The fantasies of a deluded egomaniac?
There’s a huge disconnect here — I am going to have to break new ground, again. The contrast between the two sets of circumstances, and the attitudes and behaviors that flow inevitably from those different circumstances, couldn’t be clearer. And that’s for people who are 65. But the oldest Boomers are only 62 — most are still in their 50s. So the shift will be even more dramatic. I’ve spent some time on this issue of life expectancy because it provides the all-important concrete framework for BoomerAging.