Assuming most of us have paid taxes, there is only one other inevitability remaining in our lives.
But what if we could postpone death. . . for years, or perhaps forever?
The Pew Research Project on Religion and Public Life found we're not all that excited about living too much longer than expected.
"Asked whether they, personally, would choose to undergo medical treatments to slow the aging process and live to be 120 or more, a majority of U.S. adults — 56 percent — say 'no.'
But we would like to stay above ground at least a little longer.
Pew's survey found that more than two-thirds of us — 69 percent — say we would like to live somewhere between 79 and 100 years. That makes the median ideal life span 90 years, which is about 11 years longer than current life expectancy — 78.7 years.
For all the money and effort we spend on trying to remain youthful, we worry about what life would be like if it were extended dramatically.
Would we run out of resources? Would the world become overcrowded? Could the economy sustain a person working for 40 years and being retired for 60 more?
Or would we drive our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren nuts by insisting they call us once a week.
Some folks do, however, want to live much longer lives.
Russian Internet mogul Dmitry Itskov has started the 2045 Initiative. The goal is to "create technologies enabling the transfer of an individual's personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality."
I think that means putting your consciousness in a robot, which sounds pretty dangerous, probably for the robot. Instead of just people making all the mistakes, we would have machines screwing up as well.