Age Wise

How Long Can Humans Really Live?

Either we have a natural shelf life, or mortality plateaus and the sky’s the limit

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
4 min readJul 15, 2021

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Image: Pixabay/analogicus

If you can just make it to 105, your odds of surviving each subsequent year of life seem to level off at about 50/50. That much scientists largely agree on. Yet one of the oldest arguments in longevity research is whether this…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB