Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Is life long enough?

Live streaming - debate

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology and finding cures to diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept a “natural” end, or should we find a cure to aging?

Midday on Wednesday, voting is "against": 

Wonder if it will be recorded - one of the panelists is

Against The Motion:  Aubrey de Grey