When I’m 164

https://i2.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oyUn1CSiL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-68,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpgI’ve observed a noticeable uptick in estimations of incredible life-extending miracles happening by 2050. “When I’m 164: The New Science of Radical Life Extension, and What Happens If It Succeeds” would seem to be Johnny-on-the-spot with this trend, and with the cool stamp of TED approval, but unfortunately fell a bit short for me.

Specifically, here’s how the book breaks down:

* 1/3 of the book was about the author’s question to people he encounters, and their answers, of why/why not do they want to grow exceptionally old.

* 1/3 of the book is end notes (musings about the author’s aging family, thanks yous, citations.)

* 17% centers directly on the book’s title: 1. Science of Radical Life Extension & 2. What Happens if it Succeeds. Unfortunately, some of these sections are only a few pages long. There are pages about stories & myths about aging, for some reason.

https://i2.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oy5cOLhFL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpgHybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books) actually treated the topic better and is rich in information (albeit lacking a coherent thesis.)

Below is the specific content breakdown for When I’m 164. And, while not focusing on anti-aging, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care looks like a good alternative to When I’m 164.

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