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09/05/2014 04:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Evidence of Abundance #10: Living Longer

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. (2014), it comes in at just over 80 years old.

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We take this tremendous improvement for granted.

Heck, many of us (definitely me) have done our best work well past our 30s... and, as you might expect, this is only going to continue and improve.

Making 100 Years Old the "New 60"

One of the companies I co-founded earlier this year Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), is working on increasing the healthy, active human lifespan even further.

Our goal is to make 100 years old the "new 60."

Imagine being able to maintain esthetics, mobility and cognition for an extra 40 years. I co-founded HLI along with Dr. Craig Venter (the first person to sequence the human genome and create the first synthetic life form) and Bob Hariri, MD/Ph.D, one of the world's leading pioneers in stem cells.

What decisions would you make differently today if you knew you would most likely live to be 150? How would you think about your 50s, or 60s? How would you evaluate your career arcs, or investments, or even the area in which you live?

This year at Abundance 360, I'm going to focus a significant part of our conversation on the impact of longevity on business, investment and strategy. How you get access to it and how it impacts you and your family. If you're interested in learning more about participating, apply here.

We're about to witness some of the biggest health care breakthroughs humankind has ever seen. I hope you're as excited about this as I am.