Random Thoughts

Thoughts while shaving

by Jim Tierney

When I was born in 1928 my life expectancy was age 54.
Iím now in my 80ís and still going strong, fortunately.
However, aging brings with it health problems that didnít
exist years ago because we didnít live long enough to have
them. We are now exposed to the 3Dís, degeneration,
deterioration, and decay which are commonly known as
Alzheimers, Dementia, Rheumatism, Prostate, Macular Degeneration,
Tinnitus, Gout, etc. Fortunately, most body parts can be
replaced these days like the heart, kidneys, knees, hips,
arms, legs, etc., to keep us aging long enough for new
medical developments to replace the entire body someday.
Hopefully, there will be something new discovered for our
driving reactions because statistics say that 100,000 accidents
a day are age related, meaning the elderly, not the teenagers,
although teenagers have their share of accidents.  Robotics
are being improved upon every day and will someday be able
to do everything a human can do. When this day comes and the
robot makers go for their patent, they will be turned down
because the new and improved human can do everything the robot
can do. Who will get there first? AND I canít wait to get the
new driverless car so I can drive no matter how disabled I get.  

May 6, 2016

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