Category Archive: Singularity

Nov 25 2014

Should We Plan on Living Beyond Age 100? “Longevity Risk” and Retirement Revisited

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A key theme I write about in RetirementSingularity.com is the idea that we are, I believe, not too far away from being able to extend human healthy life spans well beyond age 120. In my mind, an important unknown is when this will become an accessible and practical reality. My best guess is that the science that will enable this will start showing up in about 15 – 20 years. Since this is not that far away, and likely within your life expectancy, don’t you think it should be something you pay attention to?

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Nov 02 2014

The Coming Age of Unprecedented Healthy Life Extension and Why You Should Be Cheering It On!

Cheer It On!

Maybe not! Consider that retirement planning is about the future – your future. And given the acceleration of change in our world, consider that your future will be dramatically different than your past.

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Jun 27 2014

Financing A Long-Lived Future – Zoomer Article

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cast your mind into the future when advances in science, nutrition and health care begin to take hold and extend our lifespans. It will be a time when age 80 won’t mean falling prey to the typical decline of mind and body that we normally associate with old age. Instead, he suggests we’ll be healthy, energetic and willing and able to keep learning – and keep working.

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May 22 2014

The End of Retirement as We Know It – Executive Summary

The End of Retirement As We Know It

Essentially in every crucial area that retirement planning makes assumptions, dramatic changes are coming. I believe that how we think about and plan our retirement is about to be completely undone.

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Mar 20 2014

Your Retirement Readiness Greatly Depends On These Two Big Swing Factors

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Have enough to retire? Some leading retirement researchers have shown that how much you will spend on health care in your retirement, and how long you will live are huge swing-factors in how “retirement ready” you are. Of course your life span and health costs in retirement are unknowable – so what can we do about this? Do we just throw the dice?

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Dec 08 2013

Towards Real Progress in Healthy Life Extension – Update On Google’s Calico and the Importance of Mouse Rejuvenation

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Will proof of concept of anti-aging therapies in mammals be enough to turn the tide in public ambivalence? Personally, while convincing proof of concept will help, the reluctance of a large part of society to see healthy life extension as desirable will likely take much more. A large amount of grass-roots discussion, debate and communication at all levels of society, led by those who have thought it through will be needed.

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Nov 17 2013

Why The Increasing Pace of Innovation and Disruption Matters To Your Life and Retirement

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Impacts to your income, your assets, your pension safety, your longevity are just a few reasons that the exponential advances in technology need to be part of your thinking and planning.

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Oct 06 2013

The Future And You – Interviews Michael Nuschke of Retirement Singularity

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Recently, Stephen Euin Cobb, of the podcast series “The Future and You”, interviewed me on all things “Retirement Singularity”. We got into healthy life extension, technological disruption, life coaching and the impacts to personal finances.
In particular we discussed most of the themes inside the “End of Retirement As We Know It” report.

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Sep 22 2013

Ageless Generation: Interview with Alex Zhavoronkov

Alex Zhavoronkov's breakthrough new book.

A new book entitled “Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy” proposes at breakthrough solution to the approaching economic crisis. Namely, advance anti-aging and regenerative medicine and charge the cultural significance of “retirement”.

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Aug 20 2013

Making Sense of SENS – Ending Aging & Starting Rejuvenation

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Essentially, Aubrey says that, while preventing aging may be possible in the future, the processes of aging are so complex, that this project will take many, many years. However, another approach that he promotes via his SENS organization is to develop therapies now to repair the damage that the processes of aging have produced in our bodies. This approach has the benefit of being do-able in our lifetime – and perhaps even within the lifetime of people currently as old at 70.

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