Is the first 150-year-old alive right now?

Nate Garvis, one of our Friday Roundtable guests, mentioned Ray Kurzweil’s theory that the first person who will live to 150 years is alive right now.

Here’s Kurzweil explaining how biotechnology will make this possible:

And here’s the reading list for our guests:

David Cazares: ‘The Yellow Birds

Pat Lopez:

‘Home Front Girl’ and a Vonnegut biography ‘And So It Goes.’

Nate Garvis: ‘Wired to Care’ and ‘Einstein’ by Walter Isaacson.

-Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • Michael Baumann

    What a terrifying, awful prospect. The last thing this planet needs is for the human race to more than double its lifespan. Our bodies have evolved to begin degrading soon after our reproductive age is met and we’ve extended it beyond that age too far already.

    Medical science is great when it improves quality of life and manages pain. It’s terrifying when we needessly and artificially extend our life spans.