As we get better at treating age-related diseases like cancer and dementia, humans might add 20 to 30 years to both the average person’s lifespan and the world’s oldest people. That's according to scientists looking at new and existing drugs that may help slow the aging process.
Seeker.com says if humans end up living at least another 25 years on average – to about age 100 – it will influence when we have kids, what kind of careers we have, and whether we have 2nd, 3rd, or 4th careers.
At least one researcher believes the first human to live to be 150 has already been born.
That's a lot of extra years more than the oldest person ever documented: Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122.