I posted on scratchpad a TED talk about aging, and how living past 100 years may be common in a not-so-distant future. I wasn’t convinced, but the talk was cool and informative nonetheless.

It turns out that some guy named Edward Marks did his homework and looked at life expectancy numbers and where we’re headed if we keep going at the same rate. It looks like the dream that average people could live past 100 years is indeed a just a dream. We die less, but progress is slowing down.