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We are already doing that, massively in the field of medicine. We treat HTN to prevent heart disease and strokes. A measure of the effectiveness of that is that since 1910, by treating HTN, we have lowered stroke incidence by 95%.
The same is becoming true of heart disease. Dr. Helen Hobbs of UTSW medical school has found PCSK9 receptors, which when inhibited by meds her team has found, will reduce incidence of cardiovascular disease, the majority killer in the developed world, by about 90%. And that is the first generation drug.
Vaccines and antibiotics have also reduced human deaths substantially for the same reasons.
The rising SOL which doubles with electric power being widely, & efficiently used, is another huge factor.
There is no reason why humans cannot live a very great deal longer than now, due to the major diseases of aging being treated effectively and more so in time.
It's already ongoing, because at present we are seeing more 90 year olds in developed nations than we have EVER seen before. With Dr. Hobbs' treatment this will add about 20-30 years alone to human longevities.
It's coming and being done already. Those are not marginal, but Major ways which are promoting human longevity.
the technique in the general case is called "aggregation of marginal gains". I learned the term a while back in reference to skill in sport and loved the term.
in madison wisconsin there's a classic arcade called 'geek mania', has tons of games and pinball machines. you pay $15 to get in and then all the games are free and you can stay as long as you want. we need to see more places like this.
Being 35 and not wanting to work in the field for which you've prepared is like being half way through an RPG and realizing you've built out your skill tree all wrong and you can't respec and you can't make a new character and there will never be another video game again
Females are four times more sensitive than males to economic status cues when rating opposite sex attractiveness, indicating that higher economic status can offset lower physical attractiveness in men much more easily than in women.
TIL apes don't ask questions. While apes can learn sign language and communicate using it, they have never attempted to learn new knowledge by asking humans or other apes. They don't seem to realize that other entities can know things they don't. It's a concept that separates mankind from apes.