Switzerland, Japan, Spain, Andorra, Germany, France, Portugal are some of the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world. All of them exceed 81 years on average, after years of progressive increases. Our country, for example, has gone from 73.46 years in 1975 to 83.3 years in 2020.
Enough? That is the big question. Meanwhile there are already those who wonder where is the cap and what will be the maximum age that a person will be able to reach in the future. Well, the answer is already on the table.
According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, human beings will be able to live between 120 and 150 years. Not now, but in a few years when technology and science allow it. That is the main conclusion reached by Gero, a Singapore company that has analyzed the aging rate of citizens of Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
To do this, the company has evaluated deviations from stable health and changes in blood cell counts in different age groups. The pattern in all of them was exactly the same.
Thus, they discovered that, as the age of the premises increased, factors appeared that caused a decrease in the ability to return blood cells to a stable level after their interruption.
That would be the case, for example, of a disease. So, by translating this rate of decline to determine when resilience would disappear completely, they found a range of 120 to 150 years.
What is clear is that, to reach these estimates, it is necessary that the subject’s state of health is totally free of any pathology. This which currently seems impossible, would not be so in the future.
In fact, according to Scientific American, today we already find a precedent: the oldest person on record was Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122 in France.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.