The 70-Year-Old Trophy Wife

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Media Outlet: The Weekly Wonk

When envisioning a gleaming, medically enhanced future in which things like implant technology, super-personalized medicine, and organ regeneration enable humans to radically extend their lifespans, futurists sometimes forget that the human family also tends to change with time. In a world where people rise each day to spit into a bucket and send their bio-readings to a Google Medicine cloud that records and monitors their daily measurements, it would be a mistake to think the identity of the person spitting in the bucket beside yours will never, ever, ever alter.

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Liza Mundy is a senior fellow at New America, and the former director of the organization’s Breadwinning and Caregiving program. She is currently working on a book about female code breakers during World War II.