Health technology is hot. But there are mixed feelings about aging a century or more beyond the typical current human lifespan.
Our Geek on the Street question for this episode was inspired by T.A. McCann, the managing partner of Pioneer Square Labs and host of the podcast How to Live to 200. The title of McCann’s podcast led us to ask, “If technology could increase our life spans to 200 years, would you even want to live that long?”
Responses ranged from, “That’s a bit much,” to, “As long as I’m healthy, have a sound mind, yes, I’m going for it.”
So we followed up and asked if people would do anything differently right now if they knew they’d live that long. “I would definitely postpone my marriage date,” thoughtfully observed one.
McCann spoke at the 2018 GeekWire Summit, which included the conference’s first-ever health technology stage. The health tech track featured a panel about the benefits of health tech when it comes to human longevity. Watch the panel here:
Watch the video at the top for all of the Geek on the Street responses.