life span vs. life expectancy
Early this morning I realized I never wrote a blog about life span vs. life expectancy, although I think about it a lot. Personally, I'm very interested in radical life extension via genomic medicine, and as a result I'm forced to look at the current potentials of the human life span. Looking over someone's shoulder on public transportation, I saw an article in the newspaper today about about genetically manipulating the human life span, and then I also saw a newsflash today on the Wellness Health Education Network (WHEN) about the growing worldwide disparity between wealthy vs. disenfranchised/impoverished countries and the correlation of life expectancy. I guess those were signs that I should write a blog about it. Factors that relate to life expectancy: gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education level, level of health care, exercise, nutrition, etc... Living in the real world, life expectancy is a prediction of how long a human will live in a present day country, given average circumstances. A baby born in the mid 2000s in the United States has a life expectancy of 77.9 years. This means that if you were born in the mid 2000s in the United States, you will most likely live to be 78. The human life span represents the numerical age that humans could achieve under ideal circumstances. The human life span is over 120, but gentically, there is no limit to the human life span. Human life span is limitless.
Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.
- Some inventions can be celebrated during their time, but are proven to be devastating in the long run.
- The inventions doesn't have to be physical. Complex mathematical creations that create money for Wall Street can do as much damage, in theory, as a gas that destroys the ozone layer.
- Inventors can even see their creations be used for purposes far different than they had intended.
The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
The new offices will be built in New York's Long Island City and Viriginia's Arlington.
- Amazon will receive more than $2 billion in incentives from the two states.
- The company plans to create a total of 50,000 jobs at an average wage of $150,000.
- The announcement has caused controversy, raising concerns about rising rent prices and potentially lost resources in communities surrounding the upcoming developments.
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