Macgrrl writes: It was reported today in The Age newspaper that scientists believe that they will have a drug within the next 5-10 years that will extend the average human lifespan to 150 years.
Given the retirement age in Australia is 65, that would give you an extra 95 years past the current reitrment age, meaning you would probably have to extend the average working life to 100 or 120 years to prevent the economy becoming totally unbalanced and pensions running out.
That assumes that the life extension is all 'good years', and not a prolonged period of dementia and physical decline.
Would you want to live to 150? What do you see as being the most likely issues and what do you think you would do with all the extra years?
Macgrrl writes: As reported in The Age newspaper this afternoon; in a move guarenteed to provoke fanboys everywhere and to provide further fuel to the Apple vs. Samsung patent war, the Federal Court has granted Apple an injunction to block tech rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
Macgrrl writes: As reported in The Age newspaper today; "Technology such as cloned part-robot humans used by organised crime gangs pose the greatest future challenge to police, along with online scamming, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty says."
No, really! This is not an late April fools gag... They are really worried about Cyborg criminals. Which makes me wonder just a little bit about what other police initiatives the Australian public is funding.