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Advocacy for life extension technologies important, as is engaging the public about any concerns.

A Knowledge Hub for Life Extension Advocacy

You would think that the majority of people would support the development of life extension technologies that might help people to live healthier and longer lives; however, quite understandably, the idea of human life extension raises some concerns for certain people.

There are potentially massive changes coming to medicine and how we regard aging and treat age-related diseases in the next few decades. With these changes comes the potential for people to live longer and healthier lives thanks to the life extension therapies that directly target the various aging processes in order to delay, prevent, or even reverse age-related diseases.

However, the realization that human life extension is coming, perhaps even in our lifetime, raises a number of concerns and objections to the suggestion of increasing healthy human longevity. Some of these concerns are perfectly understandable but are often based on logical fallacies -that is, the argument contains logically invalid reasoning.

We talk to many people about aging research, and we encounter a wide range of views and concerns about using science to achieve longer, healthier lifespans, so we have compiled a series of articles that take a look at some of the more common issues and concerns surrounding increased human lifespans.

  • Are There More Urgent Issues Than Aging?

    Are There More Urgent Issues Than Aging?

    When you discuss any major issue, sooner or later someone will say that there are more urgent issues than whatever it is you’re advocating for. Sometimes it may be true; other times, and […]
  • Increased Longevity and Scarcity

    Increased Longevity and Scarcity

    The discussion of increased lifespans through medical and technological methods of addressing the variousΒ processes ofΒ agingΒ raises the concern that this could lead to a lack of resources and result in conflict and suffering. The argument suggests […]
  • Rejuvenation is Not Immortality

    Rejuvenation is Not Immortality

    Clear, unambiguous definitions are crucial in science. These definitions must be firmly established to avoid confusion and misunderstandings, and they prevent people from going around telling everyone that you’re working on something that you’re actually not. […]
  • The Pro-Aging Trance is a Coping Mechanism

    The Pro-Aging Trance is a Coping Mechanism

    The pro-aging trance is a concept created by the British biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey to describe the broadly positive and fatalistic attitude society has about aging. It is a significant barrier to the development of rejuvenation technologies […]
  • Is Increasing the Human Lifespan Unnatural?

    Is Increasing the Human Lifespan Unnatural?

    Whenever the topic of any possible increased healthy longevity through science is discussed, a common objection to developing the technology is that it is unnatural. This argument usually arises during […]
  • Increased Longevity and Overpopulation

    Increased Longevity and Overpopulation

    Any discussion of rejuvenation biotechnology will almost certainly include the subject of overpopulation and the objection that medical advances that directly address the various processes of aging will […]

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Finance and Blockchain Hub Box
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Longevity Advocacy Hub Box
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