Some scientists believe that the first person to live to 150 years old in modern times probably has been born already. Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey has stated that there's a 50/50 chance that humans will soon have the same level of control over aging as over most infectious diseases through therapies called preventative geriatrics. As part of these therapies, people would regularly receive gene therapy and immune system stimulation, among other things. As of 2011, about three months was being added to the average human lifespan every year.
More facts about lifespan:
- The longest verified lifespan as of 2011 was 122 years and 164 days by a French woman named Jeanne Calment.
- Although the science of aging management was still in its early stages as of 2011, researchers and doctors were already able to reverse some of the common signs of aging, including senility, tooth and bone loss and even eyesight and hearing loss.
- The average human life expectancy as of 2011 was about 65 years for males and about 70 years for females.