KHashmi317 Posted February 11, 2016 Report Share Posted February 11, 2016 Fora.tv link is here (full-length video stream): http://library.fora.tv/2016/02/03/Lifespans_Are_Long_Enough http://bcove.me/12va7jw8 Partner: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates Location: Kaufman Center New York, New York Event Date: 02.03.16 Speakers: Aubrey de Grey, Brian Kennedy, Paul Root Wolpe, Ian Ground 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? Parent site: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/upcoming-debates/item/1493-lifespans-are-long-enough Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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