165 Essays on Infinite Lifespans   Brad F. Mellon such as the quest for meaning in old age and the problems of boredom and depression need to be addressed amid the quest to conquer death and radically extend life. Callahan has pointed out problems with viewing death as an ‘evil’ and with committing resources and energy toward a ‘war’ on death. One of his greatest concerns is how this war produces casualties, especially terminally ill patients who extend their suffering by seeking hospice late in the dying pro- cess. Drane raised the issue that ignoring death can become problematic for elderly persons who have to face it suddenly and unexpectedly. Based on the above discussion, the present writer would like to offer some proposals for the Institute to consider: First, the ambitious nature of the mission statement suggests a need to devote further research to the subject of how death might be eliminated. New theories can be formulated and explored. Second, the mission could be extended to include voluntary as well as involuntary death, which would be compatible with theological  and  ethical  proscriptions  against  premature  or unlawful death, including suicide, assisted suicide, euthana- sia, etc. Third, since it would appear that an effort to radically extend life is theoretically more attainable than conquering death; why not commit the greater share of time, energy, and resources to that end? Fourth, considering quality of life issues that emerge during the aging process, we would suggest the Institute seek to address how such problems might be miti- gated or resolved.