Actuarial Escape Velocity

actuarial escape velocity is defined as occurring when a year of medical research adds more than a year’s worth of longevity to the total population. Nothing even close to this has ever been achieved, and emerging signs of an asymptotic curve in progress suggest this velocity may never


A medical concept, when medical research extends lifespans at a rate of more than one year per one year of research.

Folksonomies: immortality singularity medicine transhumanism

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Life expectancy (0.818925): dbpedia | freebase
Demography (0.809092): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
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Asymptote (0.639920): dbpedia | freebase
World population (0.627760): website | dbpedia | freebase
Speed (0.615600): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc

Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Robinson, Kim Stanley (2012-05-22), 2312, Orbit, Retrieved on 2013-05-25
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