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Speaker Listen to article Life expectancy has increased enormously over the last 200 years. Is it still going on? © Getty Images/Westend61
This article is part of TIME on the weekendissue 45/2023.
Thursday, November 9, 2050. Eurostat, the statistical office of the United States of Europe, reports: The life expectancy of newborn children has exceeded 200 years for the first time. The population pays little attention to the news. For her age, calendar years are irrelevant. They usually already have 120 of them behind them when they retire. When exactly the time comes is determined by an annual blood test that determines the genetic age.