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Category: Concerns

June 22, 2018
What is it that really matters: preserving individual lives or preserving humanity? Is it more important to grant individuals the option to live as long as they'd like in good health, or is it more important to ensure the preservation of our species? This sort of question isn't unheard of in the context of discussions...
May 31, 2018
Two papers by Partridge et al [1, 2], both published in 2009, provide the somewhat rare opportunity to examine some concerns about life extension as formulated by actual people, rather than their general, more abstract forms. As highlighted in the studies, research on the public's perception of life extension science has been very much neglected;...
May 11, 2018
Some months back, I read "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s a really good book, though it did disappoint me significantly when, after discussing the past and the present of our species, the author began glancing towards possible futures. At that point, the impartiality required of a historian, which Harari...
April 26, 2018
Hard to believe but some people are worried that when rejuvenation biotechnology is available they may be forced to use it. Might rejuvenation become an imposition? Suppose that, on a nice day not too far into the future, while everything is going reasonably well in your life and you are enjoying yourself, you walk into...
April 11, 2018
These days, war is not really portrayed in a very good light. When we think about war, we think about genocide, mass murder, and slaughter, and we call for an end to it. The popular sentiment is that war is bad and we should just do away with it. However, once upon a time, things...
February 05, 2018
When we talk about life extension, we mean people living much longer than they do now, and, more importantly, people who are healthier for longer. For example, we mean being 120 with the health of a 30-year-old. Hang on, though—hasn't a person who is 120 years old already more than lived their life? Hasn't that...