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That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.

I'll be happy to help Emmanuel achieve his wish. I admit, I have a deep bias against the man.

But, if we stuck to his wishes we'd miss out on this list:

I don't recognize the majority of these people. But what contributions would we have missed out on? How much lesser the world?

On a personal level, my Granny lived to 98. For the last 25 years of her life, we had a tradition of Sunday afternoon/evening phone calls (usually during the Atlanta Braves baseball game). Just the knowledge gained was priceless.

Yes, medicine can do a much better job of "end of life" discussions. But I hate all the "data" saying $x is spent in the last y months of life. You can gives statistics, but you just don't know until you go there. And what data/knowledge is gained/lost? On the flip side, take severe premie babies. When I finished residency training (1995) 28 EGA (3 months premature) was cutting edge and chances were you had a vegetable at the end. I just finished seeing a child that was born at 23 EGA and with the exception of being a little small, he was your normal 5 year old kid.

JLC, who has the genes to potentially make it to 100.
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