a16z: The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health

From one of the oldest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, which chronicles a mythical quest for immortality, to today’s media fascination with young blood-transfusing biohackers, the notion of conquering aging has long captured our imagination. Conspicuously missing from this narrative, however, is an economic perspective: the monetary implications of curbing aging.  

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