Could people really live to be 130? Experts say that super-centuries could live to be 180 years old by the end of the century
- The current record for the oldest man who ever lived is 122 years old
- Statisticians in Canada have indicated that the age of 130 could be reached by 2100
- Some data sets suggest that people could actually live to be 180 years old
People could live up to 130 years by the end of the century, scientists say.
Analysis of data from statisticians from HEC Montreal in Canada indicated that the extreme limit of human life can be up to 180 years.
Léo Belzile suggested that the oldest living man’s record could be broken by 2100.
The current record belongs to Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman who died at the age of 122 in 1997.
Belzile warned that some data sets did not indicate that there was an upper limit on human life expectancy, and that “human life expectancy is much longer than any individual life observed so far or that could be observed in the absence of major medical advances.”
The oldest living person in the world is Kane Tanaka, who is currently 119 years old
He warned in a document published in the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications that more people pushing current life limits would have massive consequences for society.
The consequences would include skyrocketing medical bills as people suffer from diseases caused by extreme old age.
It would also have a profound impact on welfare, pensions and other social security programs facing the crisis, as more people than ever with fewer taxpayers rely on them than ever before.
It has been verified that more than a dozen living people are currently over the age of 110.
The current record for the oldest living person belongs to Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman who died at the age of 122 in 1997.
Professor Eileen Crimmins, a life expectancy expert at the University of Southern California, told The Times: “You will have incredible medical bills.
“If you have to make major interventions to keep them alive and healthy, it will be an incredible expense to replace all their knees, all their hips, corneas and heart valves.
“We can probably do it, it’s like keeping an old car running. But in the end he will die. “
The International Longevity Database, which tracks people living at least 110 years of age, states that the risk of death has been steadily increasing since the age of 50, but is slowing down at the age of 80 and may even equalize at the age of 110.
When a person reaches 110, the chance of dying next year reaches 50%.
Professor Eileen Crimmins, an intermediate life expert at the University of Southern California, warned of the consequences of people living more often at an extreme age.
This means that some models may have an upper life limit of 130-180 years.
Crimmins added in The Times: “No one has lived for more than 122 years. The fact that someone could live to 130, OK, well, what’s up?
If you roll the dice enough times, the probability that someone will extend it is always a bit higher. “
However, she mentioned that her immediate concern about life expectancy was a two-year decline in life expectancy in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic.