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USA Today: Average Lifespan May Increase to 110

It could happen as predicted that within a couple of decades, we’ll live much longer. Today’s average American makes it to age 79. Just 30 years ago, the figure was 71. Way back in 1899, it was just 47. In pre-history, cave dwellers died at the ripe old age of 29.

Of course, these days there are many factors negatively affecting longevity. You gotta include war, drugs, booze and driving while texting. However, if the world survives, we can look forward to that increase of living beyond a a century.

Think how all those codgers wandering around will affect the income for doctors, TV pill pushers, nursing homes and makers of adult diapers. And those endless ads on TV. Instead of isolated incidences of such accidents, the phones will be jammed constantly. There will be millions of simultaneous pleas from grounded centenarians of: Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!