How Anyone Can End a World in an Instant

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How Anyone Can End a World in an Instant

Dear Future Centenarian,

I recently watched a World War II documentary. There was lots of graphic footage, including film of victims being executed by single shots to the head¦ thus instantly ending their worlds.

Imagine, a whole lifetime of experiences, education, wisdom, relationships and consciousness forever vanishing in a split second.

Consider the unknown loss to humanity which that single victim might have delivered had he or she lived. Multiply that by the 15 million Jews, Poles, Russians, Serbs, Czechs and others who Hitler™s Nazis exterminated. How many Nobel Laureate™s, scientists, business titans, inventors and great statesmen never lived to fulfill their destinies? Then add the sixty million plus slaughtered or starved by Mao, Stalin and Tojo. And this was only at the hands of four dictators during a forty year span¦ and does not include the millions of young soldiers killed in battle.

How could the social and economic losses to the world ever be calculated? The undiscovered products and technologies can barely be imagined and could be worth trillions to the world™s economies. How could the losses to their friends and families ever be determined? And the injustice to those millions of no longer existing individuals is beyond comprehension.

Death sucks.

We tend to become more desensitized to such horrors as the numbers mount. Maybe they seem too distant and abstract. Local, current individual tragedies impact us harder, especially when they strike close to home.

Although my witnessing the shots to the heads was separated by 70 years and 7,000 miles, it had a dramatic effect on me. Some of the thoughts that instantly flooded my mind as their heads recoiled “ and before their limp bodies hit the ground “ were stated in my second paragraph above.

Then my thoughts seamlessly transitioned to the horrors of death from aging. People don™t seem to consider those same losses as 100,000 œold people expire every 24 hours. 37 million deaths from aging every year is a big number. Too big for most to be sensitized to it. Too remote unless it™s a loved one. And too œnatural to even think of doing anything about it. But I agonize over it every day. When I read of a notable person™s death, it™s more than passing news or a œtoo bad reaction to me. It™s a never-ending reminder to eliminate life™s closing chapter once and for all.

A big hurdle is raising funds for aging research. In addition to other challenges such as lack of believability in the prospects of curing aging, people don™t plan far enough ahead to avoid conditions that they perceive to take place many years in the future, let alone decades. Their concerns are the œHere and Now. Break a toe, and they™ll drop everything to ease the pain. But take steps to avoid suffering and death from aging in the indefinite future? Forget it. It™s too remote. There™s that important Board meeting to plan for and the vacation decision to make.

There have been some recent discussions in the life extension community of other reasons behind the lack of funding for research. Most agree that once about 10% of the population understands the possibilities of ending aging as we know it, then we would have reached the tipping point that will trigger the funding needed to finish the job. If we all do just a bit to educate our circles of friends and associates, we™ll reach that 10% sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, funding a couple of key technologies will accelerate our success. And of course taking steps on your personal level to stay healthier longer, positions you to profit from tomorrow™s aging breakthroughs.

More Life,
David Kekich
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David A. Kekich
Maximum Life Foundation

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