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Lifespans Are Long Enough

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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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