7:26, 2 JUL 2021
Research suggests that there are people alive today who will live to be 130 years old.
A recent study analysed supercentenarians, who are an exclusive group of extremely elderly individuals. As of now a person has to be at least 110 years old to be part of this demographic.
However, this study finds that more people are joining this club, as overall life expectancies increase in the world., due to better access to food and healthcare.
The analysis combined reasoning and probability – known as Bayesian theory – to work out the projected maximum longevity by 2100.
It showed a “strong likelihood” of at least one person living to anywhere between 125 and 132.