Baby boomers are approaching a statistically important date

The pace of Baby Boomers retiring is increasing: most will retire by 2028!

All Baby Boomers will be eligible for retirement and the Baby Boomer bubble will have all but left the workforce by 2028. A year earlier, the first of the Baby Boomers will reach their statistical age of death – 81 years for men, 85 years for women.

As they get closer to the end of their lives many will reassess what they have achieved.

And that won’t all be in monetary terms. For example, a survey by the Scorpio Partnership on what legacy people wanted to leave behind when they died found most respondents wanted to be remembered for being a good person. Will you?

A rich person, well at least one with adequate super, is not necessarily a good one. Recall The Bible’s New Testament text Matthew (19:23-26) that cites Jesus saying “It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again, I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” A few folks in our industry could have a challenge.

How will you prepare for death

This has not stopped some of the world’s wealthiest people are already engaging science to try and find ways to live longer.

A few have had themselves frozen in the hope that they can be thawed when medical technology may allow them to be ‘re-awakened’. Others are funding research investigating technologies that try to extend the life of telomeres at the end of DNA cells to help them survive longer. While some wealthy benefactors seek to better understand how microscopic tardigrades can survive in conditions that no person ever could and apply that to humans. Every now and then we get glimpses of their developments in the scientific world. Though they are rarely shared beyond that.

There are other ways that could lead to ‘life after death’ that could appear in decades to come. These involve technology that could, as you get old and about to die, see your consciousness, your soul – your energy patterns – be loaded into a computer. This could access a digital network that contains virtual worlds with numerous other uploaded ‘souls’ to live a digital life for eternity. Or as long as that computer is powered.

There might also be the potential for your soul to be loaded into a robotic body. This was the theme of the movie Transcendence, among several others. This could see ‘you’ live in a robotic body for centuries.

While much science fiction has been written on these life after death premises, we are unfortunately still a long way from developing the technology to enable to do this and save our own souls via technology.

In the meantime, if you want the ‘spirit’ of your loved one to live on make something in their honor. Tell your children or family about them in detail. Maybe even make a website or blog that memorializes them.

Some people have gone so far as to develop holograms of their dead loved ones, so that they can have a representation of them at hand. This is more technically advanced than the traditional portraits which hang in many an art gallery.

Reconciling religion, medicine and science for a better explanation of death

There is more to preparing for the end of our lives than investing and superannuation, reports the new book How to Survive Your Death. It suggests more people will take an increased interest in not just religions and spiritually, but also reconciling those with modern medicine and the latest science to make sense of what may come next.

It is a challenge, with so many words written over the centuries about death – and often seemingly conflicting. But this new book suggests there is more in common than we realise.

For example, why do so many representations of religious and spiritual figures have gold halos of light emanating from their head?

Well, light – as physics shows us today – is eternal. Those artists were trying to portray the eternal aspects of those figures. Just as God is described as eternal, a creator; so too are these the attributes of light.

In fact, there are many aspects of energy that we understand today that the ancients were trying to explain, but didn’t know how. Consider the ancient Egyptians that painted a prayer on an effigy of the famous King Tutankhamen to the goddess Nuit that said, “Descend on me my mother, spread yourself over me so that I may now become one with the [light of] imperishable stars”?

Similarly, Buddhism’s Tibetan Book of the Dead suggests there are several phases that a dying person progresses through. These phases include experiencing various colours of light.

Medically, many of the people who have had a near-death experiences report such lights.  Others don’t notice them.

Near death experiences also often include reports a blissful state, suggesting that death might not be as painful or frightful as many of us think.

And the more you understand about energy, the more you realise that it is a fundamental of our daily lives – and could be important not only during death, but also beyond. See more in the book – order now by clicking here Amazon.

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