Living Longer: Evidence of Abundance

Worldwide Life Expectancy Growth 1820 to 2010

Nothing matters more than your health. Healthy living is priceless. What millionaire wouldn't pay dearly for an extra 10 or 20 years of healthy aging? That's why one of the most important indicators of abundance today is the massive global increase in life expectancy.

  • In 1820, the average lifespan was just 26 years. Twenty-six years!
  • In 1900, it only marginally improved to 31 years old.
  • In 2010, the global average doubled to 67 years, and today in the U.S.A and UK (2014), it comes in at just over 80 years old.

Explore the infographic and read about Human Longevity, Inc.'s project to improve lifespan for all.

Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation ( and I have written for The Guardian ( - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee