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What if the rich lived forever?


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Death is the great equalizer. Until now, that is.

It's not inconceivable to have a treatment that rejuvenates aging cells.

Such a treatment is bound to be revolutionary ... and expensive.

62.5 percent of Korea's billionaires inherited their wealth.

Compared to under 30 percent in the U.S., Japan, and China.

They can actually live and perpetuate their inequality forever and ever.

The rich can literally become immortal. They are de-facto gods.

Disparities in wealth only shrinks with warfare, revolutions, and epidemics.

The study was published in the journal Aging.

New research may promote social inequality by allowing the rich live forever

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Bio-medical journal covering research on all aspects of gerontology


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