Cro-Magnon humans lived to an average age of 18 years old. Today, the average life expectancy is 80 years. And according to Sonia Arrison, living to 100 will eventually become the norm, not the exception.
Arrison takes a look at the “caloric restriction” diet that has been claimed to greatly extend life; the windpipes and bladders that have already been grown in labs and transplanted in humans who need them; and the woman whose lost finger was regrown, nail and all, promising a future of regenerating entire limbs.
One scientist even postulates that the first human to live to 1,000 has already been born.
What effect will increased longevity have on the world’s resources, individual retirement plans, and understanding of religion and spirituality? Arrison joins us to take a look into our futures—which may be much longer than we expected.
Sonia Arrison, author of 100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith