Beware of straight line assumptions with exponential increases.
Ray Kurzweil has been the world's most successful predictor of major future events.
He is the hands-down champion.
He bases his predictions on the proven exponential (not linear) growth of information technology.
If you are going to make assumptions about the future it is wise to base them on those who have the best track record and
whose methods are based on assumptions that make sense.
Kurzeil for years has predicted that machines will equal the computing power of the human brain by 2029.
Kurzweil has predicted for years that the AI Singularity will happen just about 20 years after that at which point intelligence will leap above the current human level exponentially.
Kurzweil has stated quite clearly that he expects that if he lives another 15 years he will pass through the current bottleneck that will lead to ongoing options to reverse aging and increasingly repair and maintain the human body which is, after all, just another machine.
My own opinion is simply that I do not place my bets with losers. I place my bets with winners.
In this field of prediction, Kurzweil is the world's top winner.
You were not born too early.
Anyone expecting to survive another 15 years wasn't born too early either.
Oh. One more thing.
Costs always drop as technology improves. When technologies enter exponential improvement as is true in this area then costs fall dramatically.
Also the level of technology determines the wealth of all members in society, not merely the rich. The poorest members of American society generally live better in every way than the wealthiest European kings of the Renaissance.
The nature of these accelerating technologies is such that they spread and are actually quite impossible to contain or sequester. Information technologies lend themselves to this as we see in the worldwide spread of the copying of music, videos, books on the internet.
There may be bumps and hiccups along the way, even major warfare and the loss of many cities through violence, however the forward thrust of these accelerating technologies appears to be quite unstoppable.
Those who face this future with eyes wide open will have the best chance to survive these issues and benefit from the resulting wealth.
Those who don't will never see what hit them.
Always look both ways when crossing a street.
Always look forward when the future starts rushing at you exponentially.