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Category: Concerns

May 03, 2021
The discussion of increased lifespans through medical and technological methods of addressing the various processes of aging raises the concern that this could lead to a lack of resources and result in conflict and suffering. The argument suggests that we will run out of resources if we develop the technology to treat age-related diseases. Proponents of this line of...
A longer life does not have to me more time spent sick or frail if we develop the technology to address the causes of aging.
April 30, 2021
Some People Worry that Longer Lives Mean Longer Decrepitude Whenever the topic of increasing human lifespan is discussed, the concern is sometimes raised that a longer life would mean a life spent frail and decrepit. This is sometimes known as the Tithonus error and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the aims of rejuvenation biotechnology. The...
April 27, 2021
When you discuss any major issue, sooner or later someone will say it: there are more urgent issues than whatever it is you’re advocating for. Sometimes it may be true; other times, and probably most of the time, it’s a logical fallacy known as appeal to worse problems (or “not as bad as”, or even...
April 20, 2021
Any discussion of rejuvenation biotechnology almost certainly includes the subject of overpopulation and the objection that medical advances that directly address the various processes of aging will lead to an overpopulated world. Such dire predictions are a common theme in many discussions involving advances in medicine that could increase human lifespans. Overpopulation is a word that gives the simple...
April 07, 2021
For much of human history, living up to a ripe old age was seen as a gift from the gods, an aberration, or just the product of sheer luck. Given that up to the beginning of the twentieth century, many of us succumbed to disease at an early age, being extremely fortunate to live past...
April 05, 2021
One concern people have about increasing healthy human longevity is that society would become stagnant and innovation would cease as a result of people living too long. We will be taking a look at this concern and why we believe that stagnation probably won't happen as a result of increased longevity. Increasing human longevity vs...