reply to post by thisguyrighthere
This is true. We're going to live a lot longer in the coming decades.
The way I see it, the technology to do so won't trickle down to the average individual until the boomers are mostly dead.
We're only in our infancy of life-extension. Whatever is being done now will simply extend our life some 5-20%, and it's in prileminary trials. Even
these won't hit the market for another 5-10 years, and it will be expensive for another 5-15 years.
So basically, I think this is all planned to work out pretty well.
By the time the ability to live 120+ for a good chunk of us happens, our technological might will have eclipsed these silly notions of "social
security". We'll be mining the moon, asteroids, colonizing other planets, etc...
It will be a non-issue.
I only think there's a "crunchtime" for the next decade or so, and even then some are living much better lives than ever before in history.