80 years of retirement?

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SCIENTISTS this week claimed that the first person who will live to 150 has probably already been born.

Imagine that!

Human life-expectancy is on the rise, growing steadily with every passing year.

I’m curious what this will mean long-term though.

Will the look and function of our bodies improve too, so we’re still working and running marathons into our 110th and 120th years? Or will we just end up spending 80 years post-retirement watching Coronation Street on the sofa with a cup of tea, rather than 20 years?

Even scarier was a theory put forward by leading British scientist Aubrey De Grey that in two decades, the first human who will live to be 1,000 will have been born.

What a load of old codswallop. Can you imagine Clintons selling ‘600 today!’ badges? Or Heat magazine gossiping about the scandal of the young beautiful 199-year-old actress who’s just started dating the 850-year-old Hollywood star. (Pah! What a golddigger...)