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Tag: Ethics

Some people think life extension is 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 discussions of therapies that directly address the various processes of aging, and it is important to understand their basis and the reasons behind this line of thought. The...
Raiany Rommani
Raiany Romanni is a Harvard Kennedy Fellow in Effective Altruism, an A360 Scholar, a Stanford Existential Risk Fellow, and a bioethicist. She is currently working on a non-fiction book aimed at catalyzing the ethics of longevity research, while suggesting that aging is the costliest of all human diseases. You are a bioethicist. Could you explain...
Some people are uneasy about the idea of extending human healthy lifespan by using rejuvenation technologies that target the aging process directly. Even people who accept the possibility that such therapies can be developed are not always convinced that developing them is a good idea. Interestingly enough there are only a few arguments that most...
Death Clock
In this article, I’m not going to question the assumption about the inevitability of death; rather, I will take it for granted and try to explain why I think it has no relevance whatsoever to whether or not rejuvenation is worth pursuing. Getting to the heart of this particular argument against life extension I find...
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...
Sometimes those working in the field of rejuvenation biotechnology face the accusation that what they are doing is just a fear of death, like not being scared of age-related diseases is somehow brave. War used to be fashionable but now it isn't These days, war is not really portrayed in a very good light. When...