Age-retarded children

Runsi Haigliner was the first of such age-retarded children, undergoing the expensive eternity.8 procedure in 2045. It was 3 years after Runsi's birth. Like the many parents since, Runsi's parents have reported they wanted their child "to never grow up".

The fate of age-retarded children like Runsi remains unclear. The literature suggests that Runsi will not develop past the 'toddler' stage, despite now being 27 years old, because:

  1. There is no likely safe method to reverse the eternity.8 process.
  2. In the two dozen years up to 2069, there has been no known cases of age-retarded children showing any signs of development growth.

As discussed earlier, there is no conclusive evidence of the long-term effects of eternity.8. The Expanded Maximum Lifespan Hypothesis (EMLH) predicts that age-retarded children will eventually 'grow up', albeit at a significantly decreased rate. However, the current evidence of the development of age-retarded children gives no support to EMLH. On the other hand, the competing Sudden Decline Theorem (SDT) can model the current evidence. This would suggest that Runsi and other age-retarded children will remain at their development stage for an average of 89-92 years and then decline rapidly (perhaps in a year or less) to death from age-related conditions.

- Galen Rightonbark

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