Over the last 160 years, human life expectancy has grown by more than 40 years. Go ahead and check. That’s a four to one ratio. 

That means every four years it has grown by one year – or every four days by one day – or by six hours a day. In other words, a baby born tomorrow will live six hours longer than a baby born today. 

I know it sounds incredible but researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the world’s leading, and Nobel Prize winning authority on the subject, say there is no biological or evolutionary reason for this growth to slow down. Actuaries in that country forecast that children born in the west in 2021 should, on average, live to 106.   

But they won’t for three simple reasons that will completely surprise you. What these reasons are, and what you can do about it, is what this new speech is all about.


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