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.
Mr. Eugenides: What does Hallmark suggest for the 125th anniversary?
Candygram4Mongo: Actually, I'm kind of okay with this...
KIA: People continually miss the point of advanced medical tech. The idea is you would be healthy and fit for extended periods of time, no different than, say, your 20's. There is no reason to retire. There is no reason not to have sex because reproduction control is part of advanced health tech, as is venereal health. Essentially, humans may truly mature and have relations for the right reasons and stay with them as long or short a time as the relationship stays good.It is a beautiful dream, but one I wouldn't mind living for a few millenia.
WinoRhino: 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.This. I don't mean to sound smug, but I never understood the crowd of people badmouthing marriage. If you're unhappy and it's turned into some sort of asexual cohabitation that doesn't bring you any happiness, get divorced. Or you shouldn't have married in the first place. I've only been married 7 years (this month) but its flown by and I'm even more convinced it was the best thing I ever did.
simplicimus: Probably a future of term-limited marriage contracts and breeding permits, ala Larry Niven.
ultramarinblaa: The problem with science fiction has always been that people tend to imagine the future society as more or less as the present but with more robots and flying cars.The nuclear family is built around a timetable: Get married, get kids, make career, raise kids, send kids to college and watch the start their own nuclear family, retire, enjoy 20 years retirement, die.If people start living much longer this timetable doesn't make sense, and we are going to see very different social structures.
Danger Avoid Death: justalittledonedout: Possibly if all other diseases are off the table. If not fark that. Getting old doed not look fun.No, it doedn't.
mjjt: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: 150? I don't even plan on being 75....Funny thing: all 74 year olds have changed their mind on that one
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: 150? I don't even plan on being 75....
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?
craigzy: 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?
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.
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