Mind, on 21-Jul 2008, 03:23 PM, said:
Some interesting points brought up during the interview:
De Vany mentioned that he had heard of some research (soon to be published) by Nassim Taleb (of "black swan" fame), that shows 80% of epidemiological studies cannot be replicated. Therefore, he has become skeptical of many population studies showing benefits from certain dietary/exercise methods.
I asked him about how long he wanted to live and if he was considering any potential new treatments that come along in the future (things besides diet and exercise - such as gene therapy or bioengineering). He didn't seem to hip on the idea, but said he expects to get another 20 healthy years with his current lifestyle...and "then he'll see".
His simple tip for surviving into old age - very practical - work, invest, and try to become wealthy - "just show up to work everyday". I suppose this makes a lot of sense because more resources at your disposal will make it easier to adopt a paleo/organic diet, get emergency care (in countries that have free market medicine anyway), and live a more carefree and less stressful life as you age. Money can't buy happiness but not having much money is often a source of a lot of stress for lengthy periods of time.
looking at his picture, art really is a buff prof
his advice is consistent w/ his career, b/c he's an econ professor. it'll be good to be relatively wealthy, since who knows how expensive LE treatments are? There's no way that all 7 billion :(could be 70 billion by the time LE tech matures): humans are gonna get enhanced with longevity. scary thing is: wars may result due to this
Edited by HYP86, 22 July 2008 - 06:19 PM.