Posted: Thu, April 11, 2013 | By: DEBATE
In the next 2-3 decades, technology will be producing a plethora of anti-aging products that will be able to guarantee radical life extension - to any individual who can afford it.
For example, right now TA-65 is available as a telomere activator - but the capsules cost $200 per month.
My question is - what nation on the planet will be the first to subsidize “immortality”?
What nation will provide anti-aging drugs, stem cell treatments, nano-medicine, and other interventions, to all of its citizenry, absolutely free?
My guess is that the first Immortal Nation will be a small wealthy community where there’s already many retirees, high income, and healthy longevity - perhaps Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Luxembourg, or Malta.
Iceland, with its population of a mere 400,000, is also a possibility.
By offering free anti-aging services, the first Immortal Nations would attract additional citizens, with high incomes, seeking access to eternity.
The second tier of Immortal Nations would be larger countries that already have a good health care system in place. This category would include Israel, Singapore, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria.
Larger nations will be far behind in guaranteeing Indefinite Life Extension, in my opinion. France, Germany, and Canada will be contenders for first Immortal Nations with populations over 30 million.
Japan? A dark horse possibility. Its inhabitants live longer than anyone else in the world, but with its declining fertility and birth rate… can it afford to subsidize its huge numbers of nonagenarians and centenarians?
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