Living Longer isn’t at Top of all Agendas

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William Douglas, 66, didn’t exactly make the proverbial leap for joy when he heard that humans might, in the not-too-distant future, be able to live productively and in good health until at least age 120.

Like most Americans polled recently by the Pew Research Center, the Greensburg resident was skeptical. Fifty-six percent say they would not want medical treatments that would allow them to live dramatically longer lives, Pew found, while 51 percent believe such life spans would be bad for society, draining natural resources, straining the economy and impacting the environment, employment opportunities and housing availability.

About 70 percent of Americans say they would ideally like to live to between 79 and 100.

Read more at the Tribune-Review.

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