I'm Jon Olick. I make shiny things. I simplify.

I presented Sparse Voxel Octrees at Siggraph 2008.

Friday, November 19, 2010

We will not live forever?

According to many futurists such as Ray Kurzweil, we are destined to live very very long lives. Evidence of this is the fact that people are living longer. However, I read some conflicting evidence the other day that made me think. I wanted to share it. It said basically that we are not in fact living longer. People are living the same amount of time in the extreme as they did 200 years ago. However, a more accurate representation of the data is to say that a higher percentage of the population is living to very old age. Bleak prospects for infinite life. I was hoping to live to see Superbowl MXII. The only saving grace might indeed be the transfer of my brain to a computer and hope my RAID array doesn't fail and I lose 2 weeks worth of memories from backup.

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