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The Drake
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4003063.stm

Apparently, ageing is going to be halted in a couple of decades. No statement is made if we'll all be required to wear crazy beards and bizarre shirts like the Cambridge geneticist who wrote the article. On the bright side, we can cancel social security, since you'll be able to work until you die.

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That would make the Supreme Court appointments over the next 15-20 pretty darn important. [Eek!]

And I'm really not looking forward to working until 2971. [Mad]

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quote:
And I'm really not looking forward to working until 2971.
Are you sure? Just think of taking a 60 year vacation in Hawaii or something. Still no appeal?

Just imagine the divorce rate. Yea, I celebrated by Golden 500th last decade.

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On the plus side, you can retire at 800 or so and spend the last 200 years of your life exploring EVERY PART OF THE WORLD.

Or if you were really impatient, buy a few hundred bucks worth of treasury bonds at age 20 and retire at 500.

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quote:
Originally posted by auron:
Or if you were really impatient, buy a few hundred bucks worth of treasury bonds at age 20 and retire at 500.

Assuming whatever country you were buying them from was still around to honor them [Smile]

But just imagine how much you would hate popular music if you were 500 years old.

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But just imagine how much you would hate popular music if you were 500 years old.
It'd probably be fatal to listen to the radio. [Wink]

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