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Subject: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: SpyroKev on 03/23/17 at 9:50 pm

The 2000s has a cool pronouncing to it, especially with the millennium title behind it. I feel the 2000s will be looked back as a timeless sounding decade while years before and above the decade will continue to sound irrelevant. I don't see the year new millennium 3000 having that charm as new millennium 2000. They don't match and because "3000" already has that "typical future" reputation. It sounds cheesy. I will also throw in the Late 90s. It also has a cool sounding vibe to it. A balance of old and new.


Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/23/17 at 11:24 pm

Maybe for the next few decades it will, but over time, the decade will gradually become more irrelevant and it will sound outdated. I really don't think someone living in the year 2789 will have the same mindset when it comes to how "timeless" the 2000s sound.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 8:57 am

Yes, something about the names of the years in the 1990s and the year 2000 sound very futuristic. I remember noticing this even as a kid. I was obsessed with calendars around 1998-2000. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/24/17 at 9:09 am

I think it sounds timeless because of the nicknames the decade gets. Specifically, we have the naughties, double-ohs, ooze, etc. If it had an official nickname, it would most likely be the naughties, or '00s for short.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: SpyroKev on 03/24/17 at 9:30 am


Maybe for the next few decades it will, but over time, the decade will gradually become more irrelevant and it will sound outdated. I really don't think someone living in the year 2789 will have the same mindset when it comes to how "timeless" the 2000s sound.


Its not just the sound of 2000s though. They were energetic times. I can see the phrase "millennium 2000" being thrown around at that point.

Yes, something about the names of the years in the 1990s and the year 2000 sound very futuristic. I remember noticing this even as a kid. I was obsessed with calendars around 1998-2000. :)


There is just something about them. Also, when you hear 1990s and 2000s, you think of them as eras for the youth.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 9:44 am

I believe the 2020's sound pretty cool, too.

But the 2020's sound kind of futuristic, even if they're not flying car futuristic.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 9:58 am

When it comes to decade names the 2000s sounded cool to a lot of people back in the 20th century as it sounded like a futuristic time. Looking back from 2017 I do think the 2000s name sounds kinda cool. Although to me the coolest would be repeated number years. 2020s "Pronounced Twenty-Twenties" or "Twenty-Twenty Two" for 2022 sounds really cool and futuristic to me.

I suppose it's just the effect of the 21st century as a lot of years have a bit of a cool name to them. The of years like 2077 or 2095 just screams futuristic (hopefully we'll have flying cars).

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 12:42 pm

Well someone in the year 3000 will look at 2000 on how we look at the year 1000 today. In other words, really really old.  ;D Probably even older if technology progresses faster than it did in the second millennium, which it most likely will. I always find it fascinating imagining the future and what events from this time people will look back on. But I think most of the things will be lost, just as most of the stuff from the year 1000 was lost . New technology will come and leave behind some of the events we have from this time. The only thing people may remember from this time is the growth of the internet (from both the 20th and 21st century). Then they will say "wow they used the pieces glass and metal for the internet". I can't even begin to imagine or fathom what 3000 would be like.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 1:07 pm


Well someone in the year 3000 will look at 2000 on how we look at the year 1000 today. In other words, really really old.  ;D Probably even older if technology progresses faster than it did in the second millennium, which it most likely will. I always find it fascinating imagining the future and what events from this time people will look back on. But I think most of the things will be lost, just as most of the stuff from the year 1000 was lost . New technology will come and leave behind some of the events we have from this time. The only thing people may remember from this time is the growth of the internet (from both the 20th and 21st century). Then they will say "wow they used the pieces glass and metal for the internet". I can't even begin to imagine or fathom what 3000 would be like.


In 3017 internet and real life have become one. No need to use a computer anymore.  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 1:09 pm


Well someone in the year 3000 will look at 2000 on how we look at the year 1000 today. In other words, really really old.  ;D Probably even older if technology progresses faster than it did in the second millennium, which it most likely will. I always find it fascinating imagining the future and what events from this time people will look back on. But I think most of the things will be lost, just as most of the stuff from the year 1000 was lost . New technology will come and leave behind some of the events we have from this time. The only thing people may remember from this time is the growth of the internet (from both the 20th and 21st century). Then they will say "wow they used the pieces glass and metal for the internet". I can't even begin to imagine or fathom what 3000 would be like.

LMAO, I feel the exact same way.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 4:47 pm


Well someone in the year 3000 will look at 2000 on how we look at the year 1000 today. In other words, really really old.  ;D Probably even older if technology progresses faster than it did in the second millennium, which it most likely will. I always find it fascinating imagining the future and what events from this time people will look back on. But I think most of the things will be lost, just as most of the stuff from the year 1000 was lost . New technology will come and leave behind some of the events we have from this time. The only thing people may remember from this time is the growth of the internet (from both the 20th and 21st century). Then they will say "wow they used the pieces glass and metal for the internet". I can't even begin to imagine or fathom what 3000 would be like.


Difference between 1000 and 2000 though is that barely anyone was using the Julian calendar back then. Y2K on the other hand was truly an international event, unless you live in Iran.  :-X

But yeah, the technological and social progress from 1000 to 2000 was immense. I also wonder what 3000 will be like, and how they'll look back on us (if they would even care to do so).  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: bchris02 on 03/24/17 at 4:53 pm


The 2000s has a cool pronouncing to it, especially with the millennium title behind it. I feel the 2000s will be looked back as a timeless sounding decade while years before and above the decade will continue to sound irrelevant. I don't see the year new millennium 3000 having that charm as new millennium 2000. They don't match and because "3000" already has that "typical future" reputation. It sounds cheesy. I will also throw in the Late 90s. It also has a cool sounding vibe to it. A balance of old and new.


There is really no way to predict the year 3000.  My guess is we will be in a new dark age by that time...some sort of hybrid primitive yet technological society.  Heck, predicting 2100 is hard, and only today's children will live to see 2100.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 4:55 pm


There is really no way to predict the year 3000.  My guess is we will be in a new dark age by that time...some sort of hybrid primitive yet technological society.  Heck, predicting 2100 is hard, and only today's children will live to see 2100.

Pssssssh, I'll still be kickin' it at 101. The BIG 1-0-1, get off my lawn.  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: bchris02 on 03/24/17 at 4:57 pm


Pssssssh, I'll still be kickin' it at 101. The BIG 1-0-1, get off my lawn.  8)


It's possible.  Few people born in the 1980s will live to see 2100 and most people born in the 1990s won't.  Babies born in this decade are the first cohort who by and large will live that long.

I was born in 1985 and I'll be surprised to make it to 2070.  I really just want to make it to 2060.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 4:58 pm


Pssssssh, I'll still be kickin' it at 101. The BIG 1-0-1, get off my lawn.  8)


You'll be too old and indifferent to get kids off your lawn. Although imagine the situation. An old man form 1999 is yelling at kids born in the 2090s to get off his lawn.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 4:59 pm


There is really no way to predict the year 3000.  My guess is we will be in a new dark age by that time...some sort of hybrid primitive yet technological society.  Heck, predicting 2100 is hard, and only today's children will live to see 2100.

I may live to see 2100, if I live to be 105 years old.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 4:59 pm


It's possible.  Few people born in the 1980s will live to see 2100 and most people born in the 1990s won't.  Babies born in this decade are the first cohort who by and large will live that long.

I was born in 1985 and I'll be surprised to make it to 2070.  I really just want to make it to 2060.


I'm trying to see if I can make it to age 100. It's possible if you add advancing medicine with good health habits mixed with a tiny bit of luck/genes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 5:01 pm


I may live to see 2100, if I live to be 105 years old.


https://i.imgflip.com/1m1qex.jpg

Them new 00's kids from the 2100s will mock us old folk and our old as dirt cars that only could drive themselves.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 5:02 pm

I hope I make it to 106/107. That would be a blessing. Oh, the tales I would tell! "When I was a kid, we had to wipe our bums with toilet paper!" and hopefully not "Before climate change, we had three, sometimes four meals a day!"  :-X :-X :-X

Now, will I make it to 1007... hmm, I can finally go to a proper millennium party!

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/24/17 at 5:03 pm


I hope I make it to 106/107. That would be a blessing. Oh, the tales I would tell! "When I was a kid, we had to wipe our bums with toilet paper!" and hopefully not "Before climate change, we had three, sometimes four meals a day!"  :-X :-X :-X

Now, will I make it to 1007... hmm, I can finally go to a proper millennium party!


That moment when you realize that this forum won't even exist by 3000. Although I wonder if it'll make it to 2100.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 5:04 pm


You'll be too old and indifferent to get kids off your lawn. Although imagine the situation. An old man form 1999 is yelling at kids born in the 2090s to get off his lawn.  ;D

:D What was that sonny?.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 5:10 pm


https://i.imgflip.com/1m1qex.jpg

Them new 00's kids from the 2100s will mock us old folk and our old as dirt cars that only could drive themselves.

Haha I hope I live to see the day of the flying car.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 5:13 pm

I'll break it down for you guys, in 2100 a person born in (blank) would turn...

1985 - 115
1986 - 114
1987 - 113
1988 - 112
1989 - 111
1990 - 110
1991 - 109
1992 - 108
1993 - 107
1994 - 106
1995 - 105
1996 - 104
1997 - 103
1998 - 102
1999 - 101

Reaching those ages are all possible and especially if there are HUGE advancements in technology and medicine from now until then (which is guaranteed to happen). Also, remember the longest confirmed living person lived up until the age of 122 (Frenchwoman Jeanne Louise Calment, February 21, 1875 – August 4, 1997). She lived to that age and she grew up in the 1880s. Sooooo yeah.....

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/24/17 at 6:18 pm


I hope I make it to 106/107. That would be a blessing. Oh, the tales I would tell! "When I was a kid, we had to wipe our bums with toilet paper!" and hopefully not "Before climate change, we had three, sometimes four meals a day!"  :-X :-X :-X

Now, will I make it to 1007... hmm, I can finally go to a proper millennium party!

Slowpoke, forgive me for not knowing but who is the fellow in your avatar? Is he Weed Man Trudeau's successor?

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 7:52 pm


Slowpoke, forgive me for not knowing but who is the fellow in your avatar? Is he Weed Man Trudeau's successor?

C'est papa ! Emmanuel Macron ! Le prochain président de la France, si le monde n'est pas devenu fou. Une beauté, n'est-ce pas ? Peut-être je peux avoir ses bébés et... oh, nvm.

Trudeau's successor is Brian Gallant! Hot guys Talent always wins!

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 03/24/17 at 8:05 pm


Heck, predicting 2100 is hard, and only today's children will live to see 2100.


I don't think I will make it to 2100. I will be 101 years old by then. :P

Personally, I think you would have to be born since 2005 to have any real chance of living to 2100.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 8:08 pm


I don't think I will make it to 2100. I will be 101 years old by then. :P

Personally, I think you would have to be born since 2005 to have any real chance of living to 2100.

It's possible to live to 101, there are a handful of people still alive in their 100s. The oldest living confirmed person lived up until the age of 122, just look at my last post from above.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 8:24 pm


I don't think I will make it to 2100. I will be 101 years old by then. :P

Personally, I think you would have to be born since 2005 to have any real chance of living to 2100.

But they will make medicines soon for people to live longer. Who knows maybe the new life span will be 120 years in a couple more decades. But I wouldn't mind just living up to the 2080s, I just want a long, healthy life.  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 8:34 pm


But they will make medicines soon for people to live longer. Who knows maybe the new life span will be 120 years in a couple more decades. But I wouldn't mind just living up to the 2080s, I just want a long, healthy life.  :P

Same here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 9:21 pm


But they will make medicines soon for people to live longer. Who knows maybe the new life span will be 120 years in a couple more decades. But I wouldn't mind just living up to the 2080s, I just want a long, healthy life.  :P


I remember reading an article, something about how 30% of people making it to 100 years old by 2100, and right now it's something like 1%.

edit: https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/aug/04/live-to-100-likely

There's a data table at the bottom! I'm a male born 1993, so I have a 19.9% chance of making it to a 100.  :o If you're a female born 2011, then you have a 33% chance of making it to a 100.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 9:29 pm


C'est papa ! Emmanuel Macron ! Le prochain président de la France, si le monde n'est pas devenu fou. Une beauté, n'est-ce pas ? Peut-être je peux avoir ses bébés et... oh, nvm.

Trudeau's successor is Brian Gallant! Hot guys Talent always wins!


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f6/13/77/f613777d679f03f14b5e8334e36344f3.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 9:35 pm


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f6/13/77/f613777d679f03f14b5e8334e36344f3.jpg

Mario Lopez. Un bel homme (cependant, je ne suis pas homosexuel).

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 9:38 pm


Mario Lopez. Un bel homme (cependant, je ne suis pas homosexuel).


Translate Google! Translate Google! Translate Google!

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 9:40 pm


Translate Google! Translate Google! Translate Google!

He said Mario is a beautiful man but he is not a homosexual. I can read some french.  8) But I can't speak it or type it without embarrassing myself.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 9:42 pm


He said Mario is a beautiful man but he is not a homosexual. I can read some french.  8) But I can't speak it or type it without embarrassing myself.


TY. I just got it like two seconds after I read this. I did actually Google it!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Brian06 on 03/24/17 at 9:47 pm

There's definitely a maximum life span which has been consistent at around 115-120. There was a proven supercentenarian at least going back to the 1800s (apparently someone born in 1745 lived to 1857) and probably undocumented cases before that. There were 100 year olds hundreds (even thousands actually) of years ago, less sure but still some. 100 remains very old today and few reach it. Even making it to 90 is still definitely an accomplishment and pretty impressive. 80 is definitely a "full life" and a good run, though more of an average length life and not a very long life like say 95 is. More people live to 70/80/90 because of better medical care but the reality of aging hasn't changed at all, just more people get to be old now. The point is a lot of people way back died because of poor medical care rather than because they were old. Now a lot more die because they are old, though many people still die early today even. I think age really kills people when they get in the 90s especially, that's when the body just has weakened to the point that you can die very easily, the decline in the amount of 90 year olds vs. 100 year olds alive is massive. The few who do make it past 100 and especially the very few that reach 110 are really just exceptional cases. The life expectancy realistically will never get beyond 100, and that's even only in the most advanced countries.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 9:54 pm


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f6/13/77/f613777d679f03f14b5e8334e36344f3.jpg


Pardon, le prochain président des États-Unis est Cory Booker et personne ne peut changer cela.  :-X

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 9:56 pm


There's definitely a maximum life span which has been consistent at around 115-120. There was a proven supercentenarian at least going back to the 1800s (apparently someone born in 1745 lived to 1857) and probably undocumented cases before that. There were 100 year olds hundreds (even thousands actually) of years ago, less sure but still some. 100 remains very old today and few reach it. Even making it to 90 is still definitely an accomplishment and pretty impressive. 80 is definitely a "full life" and a good run, though more of an average length life and not a very long life like say 95 is. More people live to 70/80/90 because of better medical care but the reality of aging hasn't changed at all, just more people get to be old now. The point is a lot of people way back died because of poor medical care rather than because they were old. Now a lot more die because they are old, though many people still die early today even. I think age really kills people when they get in the 90s especially, that's when the body just has weakened to the point that you can die very easily, the decline in the amount of 90 year olds vs. 100 year olds alive is massive. The few who do make it past 100 and especially the very few that reach 110 are really just exceptional cases. The life expectancy realistically will never get beyond 100, and that's even only in the most advanced countries.

Jeanne Louise Calment (February 21, 1875 - August 4, 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She met Vincent Van Gogh when she was 13 (in 1888), she said that he was "ugly, blighted by alcohol and visiting brothels".

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 9:59 pm


Pardon, le prochain président des États-Unis est Cory Booker et personne ne peut changer cela.  :-X

Cory Booker? Est-ce que tu plaisantes? ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 9:59 pm


Pardon, le prochain président des États-Unis est Cory Booker et personne ne peut changer cela.  :-X


What?  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 10:01 pm


What?  :(

Translation: Sorry, the next president of the United States is Cory Booker and no one can change that.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Brian06 on 03/24/17 at 10:01 pm


Jeanne Louise Calment (February 21, 1875 - August 4, 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She met Vincent Van Gogh when she was 13 (in 1888), she said that he was "ugly, blighted by alcohol and visiting brothels".


Yeah she's a very special case. She's the only person to live 120 or more. The oldest currently is an Italian woman who is 117, I wonder how close she will get to the record. If she makes it to 118, she will be one of only 3 people who have reached age 118.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 10:02 pm


Jeanne Louise Calment (February 21, 1875 - August 4, 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She met Vincent Van Gogh when she was 13 (in 1888), she said that he was "ugly, blighted by alcohol and visiting brothels".


Van Gogh also had issues, too. Probably mental issues, or lead poisoning, or whatever! Poor guy.  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 10:04 pm


Van Gogh also had issues, too. Probably mental issues, or lead poisoning, or whatever! Poor guy.  :(

Yeah absolutely.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 10:05 pm


Yeah she's a very special case. She's the only person to live 120 or more. The oldest currently is an Italian woman who is 117, I wonder how close she will get to the record. If she makes it to 118, she will be one of only 3 people who have reached age 118.

Reportedly, there are people still alive that are in their 120s and older but they aren't confirmed.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 10:06 pm


Yeah she's a very special case. She's the only person to live 120 or more. The oldest currently is an Italian woman who is 117, I wonder how close she will get to the record. If she makes it to 118, she will be one of only 3 people who have reached age 118.


If she hangs on for six more years, she'll beat the record!  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 10:08 pm


If she hangs on for six more years, she'll beat the record!  :o


I hope she makes it, but it's very unlikely. Not to sound so casually morbid, but the death rate at that age is very high.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Brian06 on 03/24/17 at 10:09 pm


Reportedly, there are people still alive that are in their 120s and older but they aren't confirmed.


Yeah some have claimed to be 130 even, I don't believe it. They're probably still really old...but not 130. Maybe there is someone else out there who has made it to 120 in history beside Jeanne Calment, but I doubt anyone has really made it to 130.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 10:11 pm


Reportedly, there are people still alive that are in their 120s and older but they aren't confirmed.


I believe there are some 120 year olds out there, rare, but they're there. Too bad some of them lost their birth certificates, or something.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 10:11 pm


I hope she makes it, but it's very unlikely. Not to sound so casually morbid, but the death rate at that age is very high.


Lack of faith!!  >:(  >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 10:12 pm


I hope she makes it, but it's very unlikely. Not to sound so casually morbid, but the death rate at that age is very high.

If one person made it 122, I think that she can make it to 118. However, she was born November 29, 1899...November is all the way at the end of the year. Her name is Emma Morano.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/24/17 at 10:13 pm

November 29 is MY BIRTHDAY!!!  :o  :o  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/24/17 at 10:14 pm


I believe there are some 120 year olds out there, rare, but they're there. Too bad some of them lost their birth certificates, or something.

Yeah that's the thing because it was so long ago many of them either didn't have birth certificate or it was long decades ago.


November 29 is MY BIRTHDAY!!!  :o  :o  :o

That's means you'll live to be over 115... 8) :D ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/24/17 at 10:46 pm


There's definitely a maximum life span which has been consistent at around 115-120. There was a proven supercentenarian at least going back to the 1800s (apparently someone born in 1745 lived to 1857) and probably undocumented cases before that. There were 100 year olds hundreds (even thousands actually) of years ago, less sure but still some. 100 remains very old today and few reach it. Even making it to 90 is still definitely an accomplishment and pretty impressive. 80 is definitely a "full life" and a good run, though more of an average length life and not a very long life like say 95 is. More people live to 70/80/90 because of better medical care but the reality of aging hasn't changed at all, just more people get to be old now. The point is a lot of people way back died because of poor medical care rather than because they were old. Now a lot more die because they are old, though many people still die early today even. I think age really kills people when they get in the 90s especially, that's when the body just has weakened to the point that you can die very easily, the decline in the amount of 90 year olds vs. 100 year olds alive is massive. The few who do make it past 100 and especially the very few that reach 110 are really just exceptional cases. The life expectancy realistically will never get beyond 100, and that's even only in the most advanced countries.

But what if they get some anti-aging medicine of some kind? Maybe then the life span will go up.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/17 at 10:54 pm


If one person made it 122, I think that she can make it to 118. However, she was born November 29, 1899...November is all the way at the end of the year. Her name is Emma Morano.


Usually, people keep the title of "oldest person" for a couple of months. Even a year is a stretch. Again, not to sound morbid.  :-[

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: mqg96 on 03/24/17 at 11:37 pm

I'm sure y'all heard this too much by now, but a lot of times I have trouble pronouncing "millennium" and "millennials".

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/24/17 at 11:39 pm

Millennialism is the belief in the spiritual or physical "end of the world," generally brought about in such a way that certain favored people will survive into paradise and the rest of the world will perish. The term originated out of the Zoroastrian concept that each 1000 years, the earth ends and is reborn.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Howard on 03/25/17 at 6:07 am


It's possible.  Few people born in the 1980s will live to see 2100 and most people born in the 1990s won't.  Babies born in this decade are the first cohort who by and large will live that long.

I was born in 1985 and I'll be surprised to make it to 2070.  I really just want to make it to 2060.


I was born in 1974 and I doubt if I will make it to 2070.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/25/17 at 6:15 am


But what if they get some anti-aging medicine of some kind? Maybe then the life span will go up.


You can't make an anti aging medicine. Most humans can do is just slower a person's aging process

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Howard on 03/25/17 at 6:37 am


You can't make an anti aging medicine. Most humans can do is just slower a person's aging process



and we all get grey hair.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/25/17 at 8:18 am


I'm sure y'all heard this too much by now, but a lot of times I have trouble pronouncing "millennium" and "millennials".


muh len yum
muh len yul
;D


You can't make an anti aging medicine. Most humans can do is just slower a person's aging process


I think Slim is talking about the distant future. There are some animals that can stop and even reverse aging. We just have to figure out how, and see if it applies to humans.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/25/17 at 10:14 am


I was born in 1974 and I doubt if I will make it to 2070.


Hopefully I'll make it to at least 80.  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/25/17 at 11:52 am


I think Slim is talking about the distant future. There are some animals that can stop and even reverse aging. We just have to figure out how, and see if it applies to humans.


Well from what I've researched eating certain foods and keeping your body active already grants you an additional decade. Combine good health with advance medicine and living to 100 is more likely. Although it should also be assumed that you don't do things like drink alcohol, smoke, take drugs (non-medicine drugs) etc as these harm your body and eats away at your max living expectancy. Now if we learn how to stop aging and even make it seem like we're reverse aging (I doubt that'll happen, but there is a small chance we could slow our aging somewhat) then who knows what'll happen. Also take into consideration that the idea of humans using Cybernetic body parts may also become common. A lung or another body piece isn't functioning as well? No worries! It can be replaced. Cybernetic body parts could help in further a person's life.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/25/17 at 12:41 pm


You can't make an anti aging medicine. Most humans can do is just slower a person's aging process

How do you know you can't?  ??? People said the same thing about the internet before it was invented. You never know what the future can bring.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/25/17 at 1:18 pm


How do you know you can't?  ??? People said the same thing about the internet before it was invented. You never know what the future can bring.

That is true.

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: 2001 on 03/25/17 at 1:47 pm


Well from what I've researched eating certain foods and keeping your body active already grants you an additional decade. Combine good health with advance medicine and living to 100 is more likely. Although it should also be assumed that you don't do things like drink alcohol, smoke, take drugs (non-medicine drugs) etc as these harm your body and eats away at your max living expectancy. Now if we learn how to stop aging and even make it seem like we're reverse aging (I doubt that'll happen, but there is a small chance we could slow our aging somewhat) then who knows what'll happen. Also take into consideration that the idea of humans using Cybernetic body parts may also become common. A lung or another body piece isn't functioning as well? No worries! It can be replaced. Cybernetic body parts could help in further a person's life.


I was thinking more along the lines of cell regenesis or more accurate DNA transcription/translation, rather than eating healthier or exercising. I agree, naturally, the human body has an upper limit to how long it can survive. But when did we ever let nature stop us? ;D

We were just talking about cyborgs in the "Futurist predictions" thread! :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else notice this?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/17 at 2:01 pm


Hopefully I'll make it to at least 80.  :(


Well, good luck with that.

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