A Possible Future Scenario on Aging

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It is possible one day that humanity will be able to avoid aging and the numerous pathologies that come with it through some sort of expensive therapy. However, the effective doubling (or even more) of our life expectancy brings about new issues. A growing population as the old live longer and are fertile for longer. Growing income inequality as the rich live longer than those already disadvantaged and are therefore able to make even more money and leave the poor further behind. This video highlights the need for ethical reflection on anti-aging technology like CRISPR gene-editing techniques as healthcare heads in the direction of significantly prolonged human life.

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