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"I can't tell whether or not there's going to be a Singularity. I don't really believe the rapture of the nerds stereotype..."
- Charles Stross

Anti-Gerasone  
  Cheap immortality comes to your neighborhood convenience store.  

People have explored the idea of living forever for, well, forever. Everyone past their twenties wants to look younger. The Fountain of Youth tantalizes all of us who made it past our twenties.

In this excerpt from Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow two young scamps barely in their triple digits plot to gain control of their family assets.

"Sometimes I get so mad, I feel like just up and diluting his anti-gerasone," said Em.

"That'd be against Nature, Em," said Lou, "it'd be murder. Besides, if he caught us tinkering with his anti-gerasone, not only would he disinherit us, he'd bust my neck. Just because he's one hundred and seventy-two doesn't mean Gramps isn't strong as a bull."

From Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr..
Published by Collier's in 1954
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A warm humanity is clearly evident in these early stories by Kurt Vonnegut; don't miss them.

So, how are we doing? At the turn of the twentieth century, Americans lived to about 58 on the average. At the turn of the twenty-first century, men are expected to live to about 74 on the average; women to 78.

How long will you live? and will you look younger? See The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator to find out.

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