There are potentially massive changes coming to medicine and how we regard aging and treat age-related diseases in the next few decades. With these changes comes the potential for people to live longer and healthier lives thanks to the development of new therapies that directly target the various aging processes in order to delay, prevent, or even reverse age-related diseases. However, the realization that these changes are coming, possibly even in our lifetime, raises a number of concerns and objections to the suggestion of increasing healthy human lifespan.

COMMON CONCERNS

Overpopulation.

Only the Rich.

Immortal Dictators.

It’s Unnatural.

Cultural Stagnation.

Loss of Motivation.

Boredom.

Lack of Resources.

Increasing Decrepitude.