With the rate of increase of the average life expectancy decreasing (in developed nations) due to obesity, age-related deaths, cancer, pollution, etc (ie: life expectancy is still increasing, but not as quickly as before), is that such a big deal? Who wants to live until they're 98? 104? I think I'd be happy to die at 85, but 80 wouldn't be so bad. Even 75 isn't a bad age, although living until I'm 80 or 85 would be ideal. That would be quite a good life. Beyond 85, I'd be too old and tired to do most of the things that make life worth living. I know some of you think, "Oh, my grandfather hiked through Ireland when he was 87 years old. There's still a lot to do!!", but I'm trying to be realistic. Most of the time, I'd be sitting around waiting for my grandkids to call......and they never will. Going for a hike would be a monumental achievement, and people would be so thrilled to see me do something. How sad. "Don't patronize me. I used to wipe your ass and bathe you, biatch!"