WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?
AN INTERACTIVE CHALLENGE TO THE READER
For those rooting for a breakthrough in life extension research,
to question why it would be desirable to lead a longer and
healthier life might seem banal. But a number of people
cannot seem to conceive of any reason why anybody would
want to live beyond the currently fashionable limit of about
Some possible answers include:
· Watch your grandchildren and great-grandchildren
· Find out what the future will be like
· Because art and creativity are inexhaustible
· Have more time to help others
· Why not?
· If you live, you can always change your mind about it
later; death is irreversible.
· Watch Tibet beat Brazil in the football world cup final
· More time to figure out the meaning of life, if there is
· Because it would suck to be in the very last generation
to die of old age
· There are people who love you and who need you