reply to post by Shuye
In truth, it is not about working that keeps a human alive longer than his predecessors.
We do not live to work, but work only to live.
Humans may boast that they are prepared to die anytime, but in reality, many more grasp for even a few seconds to be alive, to see loved ones, to
watch the beautiful blue skies and deep gold sunsets, even as life ebbs out of them, or within a few feet from hitting the ground after jumping out
from a tall building with regrets....
Humans have longings, and thus many desire to live longer.
The fact is that due to our awareness of health issues, such as the kinds of food to take, the excercises we need to do, the enviroment we demand for
ourselves to live in, had help fueled research into life sciences and advances. The immortality pill awaits, and lays within our mortal shell's
It will not be immortality per se, but rather a fountain of youth type medication that will help rejuvenate our cells to live a bit longer, destroying
decaying cells. Already, much advances in science had gone into such directions such as the cosmetic industry.
Unfortunately, those advances had not reach its zenith, for while we may 'look' younger - our strength and vitality is nowhere as close to how we
looked, and remained frail and ultimately weakening muscular tissues will do us all in if diseases cure are not found yet.
And another aspect of living longer would mean the mindsets of employers to change, as well as the creation of new type of jobs for those living
longer, or it makes no sense to live longer, but only to end up living in the streets.
Currently, most employers view that a human beyond thirty years old is no longer economically viable to be placed into the company's payroll due to
productivity loss as well as the high medicare costs they will incur upon company benefits.
This has got to change, or the socio-economic system will NO longer be trusted, leading into a deadly cycle whereby the living will not procreate to
reproduce themselves for fear of bringing pain, suffering and enslavement to their future generations.
As our science advances, so too must our social and economic awareness, national policies and actions go hand in hand, or those living longer will
only be left behind, or medicines to live long restricted to all but the rich and the elites - a horrorifying utilitarian future for all mankind whom
will be enslaved and civilisation regressed to stasis state.