It is worth noting, I think, that absolutely *everyone* has something to hide... Even if only from people who might abuse such knowledge.
And that even *if* the government were compltely trustworthy (and I do not allege that they are, but hypothetically,even if they were), if they can see your confidential information, then it is theoretically also possible for someone with less noble intentions to do so as well, and if they exploit it before they are caught, the damage can sometimes be utterly irreparable.
a little while after meeting you they kind of distance themselves, they get a weird kinda awe-inspired respect for you
If the tone of your post is any indication of what you are like in person, I believe that you may be entirely wrong, almost to the point of being polar opposite to reality, about their intentions about why they distance themselves... .
total lifespan is still limited by other factorsLike what, exactly? If you can cure aging, then by extension, diseases that are induced by aging should also be eradicated. That just leaves dying by diseases where survivability is *not* significantly connected to how old someone is, death by accident, or else homicide.
In other words, some 70% of the reasons that people die will be eliminated. It is effectively immortality.
You don't seriously think the that rich and the elite wouldn't bend the rules for their own families do you?
Or do you really think that unwanted pregnancies only ever happen to the less wealthy?
I would think also that there would be no small number of kids born simply because... well... accidents happen, and the parents do not want to simply terminate a pregnancy on the grounds that having it amounts to what is just a large inconvenience for them.
I would suspect that there is a very sizable percentage of the world's population that would not exist if people only ever had children when they intended to.,