My friends and I were debating today whether any of us had the remotest change of living to see the turn of the next century. I’ve read about cases, although be they rare, of people who have lived to see three centuries. I believe, according to GB of WR, there are a few of them alive right now.
Of course, the conversation boiled down to this: whithin the next 50 years, will the average life expectancy have increased enough to make it even feasable.
Not exactly looking for debates on maximum human life potential here, but it can be thrown in if a must. What we are looking for is a little number crunching.
So, given the average normal life expectancy increase over the last few centuries, plus the average risk of succuming to disease and factoring in the increase in medical technology, what are the chances of someone born in 1970 seeing the year 2100.
Any help would be appreciated.