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The Cost of Living Longer — Much Longer

The Skeptic S. Jay Olshansky, 57  Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Humankind hits a wall at 85, he says. "Even a total cure of heart disease and cancer would add no more than three years to this limit."

The Skeptic S. Jay Olshansky, 57 
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Humankind hits a wall at 85, he says. "Even a total cure of heart disease and cancer would add no more than three years to this limit."

The Data Miner James Guszcza, 44  Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsinat Madison Forget about long-term trends, he says. Instead, focus on the details: TV-viewing habits, magazine subscriptions. The totality of such information will tell us when we're really going to die.

The Data Miner James Guszcza, 44 
Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsinat Madison Forget about long-term trends, he says. Instead, focus on the details: TV-viewing habits, magazine subscriptions. The totality of such information will tell us when we're really going to die.