I’ve managed to live through nasty wars, family crises, crappy career, stupid politicians and much more. Now there’s new and disturbing human aging progress from the Pew Research Center. Pew is an appropriately stinky description for this subject. Have you ever sat next to an elderly gaseous tobacco and/or booze addict on a crowded flight?
According to the Pew research, the estimated number of American 100-year-olds will grow from 451,000 as recorded in 2015 to 3,676,000 in 2050. In other disturbing math, there are now just 7.4 centenarians per every 10,000 adults ages 65 and up. By 2050, there will be 23.6 per thousand flooding early bird restaurants, Kmarts, park benches, public toilets and hospital rooms.
Meanwhile, greedy nursing home owners are rejoicing at the Pew predictions. Instead of draining family savings for only two or three years when the typical elderly resident kicks the bucket. They’ll be able to grab more overpriced fees for another 10 to 20 years.
However, the news may not be all bad for vigorous Viagra-ish centenarians . According to the Bible, Adam, Noah and Methuselah lived 900 years. And Mel Brooks’ old man was aged 2,000. They all boasted of happily begatting kids by the hundreds throughout the centuries.