“Ever since we invented fire and the wheel, we’ve been demonstrating both our ability and our inherent desire to fix things that we don’t like about ourselves and our environment.”

― Aubrey de Grey

CONCERNS ABOUT INCREASED LIFESPAN

Science is on the cusp of great progress in medical technology and how we view aging, with new technologies for treating the diseases of aging currently being tested in the lab the conversation of increased lifespans is becoming increasingly common. As part of that conversation there are naturally concerns. A new and changing world is certain to cause challenges and issues to be considered and overcome so let’s take a look at some of the more frequently raised concerns.

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Overpopulation

Overpopulation is a common concern when considering treating the diseases of aging but is it warranted? 
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Boredom

Boredom is a concern when people consider increased healthy lifespans through medical progress but should it be?
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Only for the Rich

The accessibility and cost of therapies are frequent concerns when considering increased healthy lifespans, but are they valid?
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Lack of Resources

Increased lifespans sometimes cause worries about resources running out, but is this a valid concern?
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Cognitive Dissonance

Ideas can be so ingrained that it is difficult for people to accept anything different, but with rapid scientific progress should they?
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Unnatural

The idea that treating age related disease is unnatural is a common concern, but is it really any different to any other medicine?
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Longer decrepitude

When considering increased lifespans people sometimes think this means a longer period of decrepitude. Why is this wrong?
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Retirement & Pensions

Longer lives sometimes raises the concern about pensions and retirements but is it a valid issue?
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Science is Well Funded

Many people believe science is well funded but is it really?
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Death is Inevitable

Some people argue that all things are subject To enthropy but is this really true when dealing with a living organism?
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Immortal Dictators

Increased lifespans through medical advances brings the concern that there will be immortal dictators but should it?
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Dystopian Future

Some people argue that the future is bleak and hopeless and longer lives are not worth living anyway as the world will be a dystopian wasteland, why do they believe this and is it right?.
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