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Should Scientists Help People Beat Old Age?

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Chelsea Pan

on 31 March 2015

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Transcript of Should Scientists Help People Beat Old Age?

Life expectancy = 100 years in the 22nd century
Biomedical research
California Biomedical Research Association defines biomedical research "as the study of science that treats and prevents life-threatening diseases."
Body-part replacement
Repairing aging cells with nanotechnology
Opinion Statement
Due to the destructive social, economical, and environmental effects, scientists should not aid to achieve a longer life expectancy.

Work Cited
Bahrampour, Tara. "To Live Longer, Healthier Life: Delay the Aging Process, Don't
Just Cure Disease." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
California Biomedical Research Association. "What Is Biomedical Research." New
Jersey Association of Biomedical Research What Is Biomedical Research Comments. NJ Association of Biomedical Research, n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2015.
Callahan, Daniel. "On Dying After Your Time." The New York Times. The New York
Times, 30 Nov. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2015.
"World's oldest person celebrates 117." Courier Post; Cherry Hill, N.J.. 06 Mar.
2015: 2. eLibrary. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.
Gahill, Kevin. "Who Owns the World?" New Statesman. New Statesman, 17 Mar.
2011. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Roser, Max. "Life Expectancy." Our World in Data. OurWorldInData.org, 2015. Web.
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Worldometers - real time world statistics. 11 Mar. 2015. Worldometers.info. 11 Mar.
Counter Argument
Most people support the idea of long lives, because they believe the human race could achieve more if everyone had a 20 year extension.

Question Time
Economic Inefficiency
Should Scientists Help People Beat Old Age?
Who, in this room, has the oldest living relative?
With a show of hands, who would also want to live to that age?
Limited Space
Limited Resources
Longer lives = More elders
More elders = Less workers
Elders = Aged bodies
Less workers + Aged bodies =Inefficiency
E- xplain
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