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Slides of the talk I've given 9 September in London at HDCA conference. Martha Nussbaum’s first capability starts with the following phrase intended to capture the most fundamental capability of human life: ‘Being able to live to the end of a human life of normal length’. Despite its top position on the list, this capability appears to be under analysed in the literature. In the current study we are trying to partly fill in the gap critically and also extend the approach with another angle of looking at human lifespan. Our conclusion is that the 1st capability should be reformulated as ‘Being able to live a human life of acceptable length’ to incorporate our whole range of capabilities in terms of healthy longevity and lifespan, adjusted to the current scientific/technological trajectory.