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'''Lifespans Are Long Enough''' was a major [[life extension]] debate held on the 8th of February 2016 featuring:
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'''Lifespans Are Long Enough''' was a 1 hour 40 major [[life extension]] debate held on the 8th of February 2016.
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== Participants ==
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For:
  
For:
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Ian Ground - Philosopher & Lecturer, University of Newcastle
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Paul Root Wolpe - Director, Emory Center for Ethics
  
* Ian Ground - Philosopher & Lecturer, University of Newcastle
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* [[Radical life extension]] would lead to [[overpopulation]] and depletion of resources.
* Paul Root Wolpe - Director, Emory Center for Ethics
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* Scientific resources are better spent curing known diseases and improving existing quality of life.
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* Radical life extension is at odds with the natural and cultural process of life and [[deathism|death]].
  
 
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Against:
  
* [[Aubrey de Grey]] - Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, [[SENS]] Research Foundation
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[[Aubrey de Grey]] - Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, [[SENS]] Research Foundation
* Brian Kennedy - CEO & President, [[Buck Institute for Research on Aging]]
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Brian Kennedy - CEO & President, [[Buck Institute for Research on Aging]]
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* Radical life extension is simply the next step in scientific and medical progress.
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* Anti-aging technology prevents the suffering of old age and age-related disease.
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* Longer lifespans increase an individual's ability to [[Longevity dividend|contribute wealth to society]].
 
== Event on YouTube ==
 
== Event on YouTube ==
 
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Revision as of 15:05, 18 December 2016

Lifespans Are Long Enough was a 1 hour 40 major life extension debate held on the 8th of February 2016.

Participants

For:

Ian Ground - Philosopher & Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Paul Root Wolpe - Director, Emory Center for Ethics

  • Radical life extension would lead to overpopulation and depletion of resources.
  • Scientific resources are better spent curing known diseases and improving existing quality of life.
  • Radical life extension is at odds with the natural and cultural process of life and death.

Against:

Aubrey de Grey - Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, SENS Research Foundation

Brian Kennedy - CEO & President, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

  • Radical life extension is simply the next step in scientific and medical progress.
  • Anti-aging technology prevents the suffering of old age and age-related disease.
  • Longer lifespans increase an individual's ability to contribute wealth to society.

Event on YouTube

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