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In the last two posts on this site I compared the 777 airborne beasts to us land-dwelling human machines.  In the end, we did pretty well regarding function and energy use. Where we lost the contest was when it came to the monitoring and maintenance of our respective machinery. As the years and the miles add up, we just don’t have a biological program to continuously monitor and cross check ourselves like the computers and power systems of the airplane.  In the spirit of lessons learned from where we fell short on the comparison to the flying machine, let’s look more deeply into some age-related changes, our self-monitoring capabilities, and how we can avoid mishaps and fatal mistakes.

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