From Here to Immortality

Until recently, only a tiny fraction of Americans reached their 100th birthdays. Yet, with technologies available today or already in the pipeline, this number has already begun to increase dramatically. For example, in 1990, there were 37,306 Americans who were at least 100 years old. By the year 2010, there will be 131,000. And, by 2050, projections by the U.S. Census Bureau anticipate there being 834,000 centenarians.

To put that figure in perspective, those 834,000 people who will be at least 100 years old in 2050 would ou.....

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