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(Slate)   Hate your spouse? No? Aw, that's sweet. You're a couple of lovebirds. Now, imagine a future where you both live to be 150 years old. Ready to kill yourself yet?   (slate.com) divider line 153
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2013-10-21 08:05:08 PM
Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...
 
2013-10-21 08:11:37 PM
I might need that long for my 401K to mature.
 
2013-10-21 08:11:40 PM
Most people will be Soylent Green before having to worry about that.
 
2013-10-21 08:18:46 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...


She'll murder me in my sleep way before then.
 
2013-10-21 08:19:19 PM
Sounds okay. My parents stayed married out of spite.
 
2013-10-21 08:22:01 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...


Ditto.  Hope I'm not too blind to play video games by then.
 
2013-10-21 08:28:18 PM
Maybe not myself... but somebody.
 
2013-10-21 08:36:12 PM
John marries a woman 20 years younger, ensuring he will have a partner who can look after his well-being, taking him to all his body-part-replacement appointments as he moves toward his first centennial.

Ann, at 120, takes a well-sculpted 70-year-old boyfriend, but prudently decides to live with rather than marry him.


Same shiat as now, but I gotta believe Ann is in pedo territory.
 
2013-10-21 08:43:31 PM
Probably a future of term-limited marriage contracts and breeding permits, ala Larry Niven.
 
2013-10-21 08:45:59 PM
Meh, we have divorce and co-habitation now and have had for thousands of years.  But worrying about how the kids of tomorrow won't be as good as the moral-whatchamacallit of today just makes you sound old.  Which is good because in 2060 you will be old.
 
2013-10-21 08:48:05 PM

djkutch: John marries a woman 20 years younger, ensuring he will have a partner who can look after his well-being, taking him to all his body-part-replacement appointments as he moves toward his first centennial.

Ann, at 120, takes a well-sculpted 70-year-old boyfriend, but prudently decides to live with rather than marry him.

Same shiat as now, but I gotta believe Ann is in pedo territory.


Half your age plus seven. At 120 that puts the floor at 67. So she's fine.
 
2013-10-21 08:49:45 PM

Makh: Meh, we have divorce and co-habitation now and have had for thousands of years.  But worrying about how the kids of tomorrow won't be as good as the moral-whatchamacallit of today just makes you sound old.  Which is good because in 2060 you will be old.


In 2060 I'll be 107. I'll be happy living to 2025.
 
2013-10-21 08:58:38 PM

TheOmni: djkutch: John marries a woman 20 years younger, ensuring he will have a partner who can look after his well-being, taking him to all his body-part-replacement appointments as he moves toward his first centennial.

Ann, at 120, takes a well-sculpted 70-year-old boyfriend, but prudently decides to live with rather than marry him.

Same shiat as now, but I gotta believe Ann is in pedo territory.

Half your age plus seven. At 120 that puts the floor at 67. So she's fine.


TheOmni: djkutch: John marries a woman 20 years younger, ensuring he will have a partner who can look after his well-being, taking him to all his body-part-replacement appointments as he moves toward his first centennial.

Ann, at 120, takes a well-sculpted 70-year-old boyfriend, but prudently decides to live with rather than marry him.

Same shiat as now, but I gotta believe Ann is in pedo territory.

Half your age plus seven. At 120 that puts the floor at 67. So she's fine.


I can't disagree when you apply the sugar daddy formula. She's found a college freshman. Eager and trainable.

If she was 60. and he 35...?  Still golden.  One would suppose intellectual maturity might need to be considered.

I would warrant a 170 year old woman in this scenario is Lindsey Lohan.
 
2013-10-21 09:07:14 PM
Longevity would suck.   Your money will run out, unless you work until age 100 or more.  The idea of working to age 100 is enough to make me want things to be like they are.

Then, let's assume that while lives may be extended, it's doubtful that sexuality and libido would be doubled.  So, let's say that menopause gets delayed until age 70, and people stop having sex at age 80 or 90.   That's another 80 or 90 years, not getting laid.

And driving.  Even if we live to be 170, do you trust a 110 year old person to drive?
 
2013-10-21 09:21:25 PM
So how about voluntary suicide? The gov't pays out the present value of your Social Security payments to your kids and everyone's a winner.
 
2013-10-21 09:56:37 PM
I know its rather unironic to say so, but I love my wife more than anything in the world. An extra 60 years would be fine with me.
 
2013-10-21 10:03:00 PM

DamnYankees: I know its rather unironic to say so, but I love my wife more than anything in the world. An extra 60 years would be fine with me.


We need a new On Golden Pond :-)
 
2013-10-21 10:21:21 PM
Most people still wouldn't be able to retire.............

/don't want to live that long
//and work that long
 
2013-10-21 10:21:51 PM
I'm a drunk and she's very fat. We probably won't live too long.
 
2013-10-21 10:35:52 PM
yea, good here.  150 is off the table but were good.
 
2013-10-21 11:06:15 PM
If we can live to 150, perhaps there wont be such a rush to hurry through school, standardized testing, college, finding a career, getting married, having kids, buying a house, etc....
 
2013-10-21 11:13:36 PM
What does Hallmark suggest for the 125th anniversary?
 
2013-10-21 11:14:55 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...


Niven, Varley, Heinlein, Asimov, LeGuin, pretty much every SF author has taken stabs at this.
GUESS WHAT?!
The future is different!!

Varley and Heinlein writing about relationships and sexual identity are legendary.

If you could switch to the other gender and back, with 100% functionality, would you?
Would you after being one for 100 years? 500 years? 5000 years?

At some point you would get bored to death of what you have and want ANYTHING NEW!
 
2013-10-21 11:16:10 PM

Mr. Eugenides: What does Hallmark suggest for the 125th anniversary?


depends
 
2013-10-21 11:16:19 PM
"In the future, relationships might be different! Here's a half dozen poorly thought out guesses as to how, stretched out to two pages with Jetsons references!".

Someone got paid to write that slop?  How do I get a gig like that?
 
2013-10-21 11:17:09 PM

Earguy: Longevity would suck.   Your money will run out, unless you work until age 100 or more.  The idea of working to age 100 is enough to make me want things to be like they are.

Then, let's assume that while lives may be extended, it's doubtful that sexuality and libido would be doubled.  So, let's say that menopause gets delayed until age 70, and people stop having sex at age 80 or 90.   That's another 80 or 90 years, not getting laid.

And driving.  Even if we live to be 170, do you trust a 110 year old person to drive?


Sure, technology won't help us and our social models are static.

Just look at how we're all the same since the 19th century.

You can commit slow suicide by refusing life extension technologies (but you haven't refused to use modern health care or indoor plumbing, eh?), but don't get in my way.
 
2013-10-21 11:17:47 PM
So all married people will be off each other soon?

GOOD
 
2013-10-21 11:17:56 PM

jaylectricity: I'm a drunk and she's very fat. We probably won't live too long.


Are you me?
 
2013-10-21 11:19:33 PM
I imagine by the time that we reach a future where the average lifespan reaches 150, we'll have adapted our society to fit.
 
2013-10-21 11:20:23 PM
Or, you might think a little more long term about everything, fundamentally changing how humanity looks at resource usage, keeping offspring lower, etc.

But to be honest, we can't go super longevity until we reliably and safely establish off planet colonies.
 
2013-10-21 11:22:05 PM

TheOmni: djkutch: John marries a woman 20 years younger, ensuring he will have a partner who can look after his well-being, taking him to all his body-part-replacement appointments as he moves toward his first centennial.

Ann, at 120, takes a well-sculpted 70-year-old boyfriend, but prudently decides to live with rather than marry him.

Same shiat as now, but I gotta believe Ann is in pedo territory.

Half your age plus seven. At 120 that puts the floor at 67. So she's fine.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who references that formula.
 
2013-10-21 11:22:24 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Earguy: Longevity would suck.   Your money will run out, unless you work until age 100 or more.  The idea of working to age 100 is enough to make me want things to be like they are.

Then, let's assume that while lives may be extended, it's doubtful that sexuality and libido would be doubled.  So, let's say that menopause gets delayed until age 70, and people stop having sex at age 80 or 90.   That's another 80 or 90 years, not getting laid.

And driving.  Even if we live to be 170, do you trust a 110 year old person to drive?

Sure, technology won't help us and our social models are static.

Just look at how we're all the same since the 19th century.

You can commit slow suicide by refusing life extension technologies (but you haven't refused to use modern health care or indoor plumbing, eh?), but don't get in my way.


our social models are not very far from the 19th century

/still in favor of married people murder/suicide
 
2013-10-21 11:22:39 PM
150? I don't even plan on being 75....
 
2013-10-21 11:22:47 PM

Msol: So how about voluntary suicide? The gov't pays out the present value of your Social Security payments to your kids and everyone's a winner.


www.technovelgy.com
 
2013-10-21 11:24:18 PM
Man, futurists are an optimistic bunch. You think we'll be living until 150 any time soon? Dream on.
 
2013-10-21 11:24:35 PM

Infernalist: I imagine by the time that we reach a future where the average lifespan reaches 150, we'll have adapted our society to fit.


Yeah, judging by how we've used our resources so far, probably by increasing the work week, reducing salaries and increasing the retirement age...

meat0918: Or, you might think a little more long term about everything, fundamentally changing how humanity looks at resource usage, keeping offspring lower, etc.

But to be honest, we can't go super longevity until we reliably and safely establish off planet colonies.


Too bad that won't ever happen, eh? Looks like we'll have to adapt right here.

See, if we had magic technology that would allow humans to live on dead rocks... we can use it right here!

The paradox of the techno-space utopian.
 
2013-10-21 11:25:51 PM

troggy: jaylectricity: I'm a drunk and she's very fat. We probably won't live too long.

Are you me?


I'd wager that you're most FARKers, if that's your criteria
;)

/Not me of course, I'm lazy but sober and she has an eating disorder
 
2013-10-21 11:27:50 PM
Don't ask me. I'm Mormon, and sealed to my wife for eternity. 150 years doesnt sound very long at all :)
 
2013-10-21 11:28:12 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Earguy: Longevity would suck.   Your money will run out, unless you work until age 100 or more.  The idea of working to age 100 is enough to make me want things to be like they are.

Then, let's assume that while lives may be extended, it's doubtful that sexuality and libido would be doubled.  So, let's say that menopause gets delayed until age 70, and people stop having sex at age 80 or 90.   That's another 80 or 90 years, not getting laid.

And driving.  Even if we live to be 170, do you trust a 110 year old person to drive?

Sure, technology won't help us and our social models are static.

Just look at how we're all the same since the 19th century.

You can commit slow suicide by refusing life extension technologies (but you haven't refused to use modern health care or indoor plumbing, eh?), but don't get in my way.


Swallowing the hateful ejaculate you produce after abusing yourself to Picard in ST:NG will not extend your life.

Sorry, but I'm HTH. HAND.
 
2013-10-21 11:28:50 PM
Well ... sex has gotten better and better the longer we've been married -- 20 years now, knock on wood, by the time we're 150 we'd make the planet explode.
 
2013-10-21 11:29:28 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, I'd still like to have a Teens For Cash-style retirement plan, but at 150 I'd have to tinker it to a young,sexy 75. Banging hot college chicks can be kinda creepy at 150, with me looking like a 45 year old Progeria patient and all.
 
2013-10-21 11:29:35 PM
That lady is the only reason I haven't swallowed a bullet already, subby.

Still though...150 years...I'd hate to think of her suffering through my bullshiat for that long.
 
2013-10-21 11:31:11 PM
Subby:  I'd be perfectly ok with living to 150 with my wife.  Sorry that your life has been so unfortunate as to make you so jaded.
 
2013-10-21 11:32:57 PM

fusillade762: Msol: So how about voluntary suicide? The gov't pays out the present value of your Social Security payments to your kids and everyone's a winner.

[www.technovelgy.com image 350x455]


it won't cost 25 cents
 
2013-10-21 11:34:36 PM
I just want to be alone !
 
2013-10-21 11:35:18 PM

IamAwake: Subby:  I'd be perfectly ok with living to 150 with my wife.  Sorry that your life has been so unfortunate as to make you so jaded.


yours reads your fark post history too eh?
 
2013-10-21 11:35:23 PM

troggy: Quantum Apostrophe: Earguy: Longevity would suck.   Your money will run out, unless you work until age 100 or more.  The idea of working to age 100 is enough to make me want things to be like they are.

Then, let's assume that while lives may be extended, it's doubtful that sexuality and libido would be doubled.  So, let's say that menopause gets delayed until age 70, and people stop having sex at age 80 or 90.   That's another 80 or 90 years, not getting laid.

And driving.  Even if we live to be 170, do you trust a 110 year old person to drive?

Sure, technology won't help us and our social models are static.

Just look at how we're all the same since the 19th century.

You can commit slow suicide by refusing life extension technologies (but you haven't refused to use modern health care or indoor plumbing, eh?), but don't get in my way.

Swallowing the hateful ejaculate you produce after abusing yourself to Picard in ST:NG will not extend your life.

Sorry, but I'm HTH. HAND.


Let me know when you're ready to make sense and I'll give you a chance.
 
2013-10-21 11:35:24 PM

ISO15693: Don't ask me. I'm Mormon, and sealed to my wife for eternity. 150 years doesnt sound very long at all :)


Only one?

//Sorry, couldn't resist :)
 
2013-10-21 11:36:16 PM

Brainsick: troggy: jaylectricity: I'm a drunk and she's very fat. We probably won't live too long.

Are you me?

I'd wager that you're most FARKers, if that's your criteria
;)

/Not me of course, I'm lazy but sober and she has an eating disorder


How do you read this site, much less post comments sober?

Also do you know a way to verbally aggravate an eating disorder? When I criticize her weight she just eats more.

I'm all about self-improvement.
 
2013-10-21 11:36:37 PM

namatad: Candygram4Mongo: Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...

Niven, Varley, Heinlein, Asimov, LeGuin, pretty much every SF author has taken stabs at this.
GUESS WHAT?!
The future is different!!

Varley and Heinlein writing about relationships and sexual identity are legendary.

If you could switch to the other gender and back, with 100% functionality, would you?
Would you after being one for 100 years? 500 years? 5000 years?

At some point you would get bored to death of what you have and want ANYTHING NEW!


Came here to mention Asimov. But how did gender changing come into this? Something on your mind?

/NTTAWWT
 
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