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Optimizing Healthspans: Branching paths of longevity and death

Optimizing Healthspans was one of our forecasts on the recently released Science, Technology and Well-being 2020 Forecast Map.

To clear up your first question, (what’s a healthspan?), by healthspan we mean the length of healthy, quality living. In the last hundred years we’ve seen a dramatic lengthening of our life expectancy, and radical life extension hopes to lengthen our lifespans, but what we’re grappling with now and in the next decade is optimizing our chances of those added years being happy and healthy.

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