# Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein

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1. SwimsWithSharks said, 11 months ago

Like I thought. Somebody’s gonna get shot.

2. ghostkeeper said, 11 months ago

there are as many people living today as have ever died, so statistically, there is a 50/50 chance of living forever!

3. Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

No that isn’t how you calculate it. As of now there is no one capable or biotechnology yet capable of open ended life span.

4. Chewiek9 said, 11 months ago

I thought I saw Elvis the other day . . .

5. Andy said, 11 months ago

Two quotes:
“I plan on living forever. So far, so good.”
—Steven Wright
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my works; I want to achieve immortality by living forever.”
—Woody Allen

6. ghostkeeper said, 11 months ago

I said statistically; statistically what I said is true. Since only half of all people who have ever lived have died, then statistically that means half of all people who have ever lived are presently alive. Granted, it isn’t really the case; but according to the statistics, yes it is. Statistically (for instance) if the combined income of 5 people is 5 million dollars, then individually each person is supposedly worth one million dollars. Except in reality four of those people only have an income of one dollar, and the other one has the rest of the 5 million. But, on paper, all five are millionaires.

7. Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

Now that is how to skew statistics. To get a clearer picture you keep the millionaire out of the sampling. Put him in a separate category of millionaires.

Are you sure of your numbers on how many have lived in the past from whenever humans first appeared? Some say as far back as 250,000 years. And even so you draw a false conclusion at the end. It doesn’t mean half of them today can live forever! Not anything of the sort on open ended life spans.