Video: How To Live To Be 100+ – Dan Buettner

Whenever I say I want to live up to the year 2100 people get annoyed at me and are usually baffled?  Why would anyone want to reach that age, and most probably be living life in solitude?  Well, to answer this question, and although too many to list, they are as follows:

  1. Life is magnificent.  It took millions of years to be created to this point and ever so long for us to be here, with atmospheric changes and animal extintion occuring ‘for us’ to exist; how can we not appreciate that?
  2. There is so much to do before you die, there are so many places to see, people to meet, things to learn and discover about yourself and the world.
  3. The advancement of science.  I want to be alive when we start moving to Mars, I want to be alive when they announce that we have discovered life somewhere else in the universe, I want to be alive when they create the anti-aging gene.  If you told Marco Polo that he’d get to China in 14 hours, he’d say you were an infidel or a sorcerer.
  4. The advancement of technology.  I want to be alive when robots can communicate with us (Siri is laying the groundwork) and do things like drive a car or operate surgeries.  I want to be alive when there is no need for needles anymore to test our blood, but instead we’re spitting in a bottle to let us know whether we are sick or not.  I want to be alive when they discover the mysteries of the quantum world, when scientists can measure the space and distance of an electron at the same time, which accordingly can then lead to the quantum computer, which will be a trillion times faster than our computers now.

There are so many exciting things to be alive for, and these are but a few, and they are mine.  List yours and get inspired, I would love to be 100 but life is too short.  Enjoy this video.

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Video: The Known Universe – AMNH

It is comforting to consider where we stand in the universe.
Zooming out to the Big Bang.
Magnificently vast space.
Dimension by dimension, wider in our calculation.
Expectations reach for comprehension.
Light travels from one of our days and goes billions of light years away.
From the point of view of the brain so big, yet so small.

Note: Due to the universe magnificent size I recommend watching this video on the widest screen possible!