We live in an era that glorifies youth, and at the same time, science promises to delay old age. James Carleton and the God Forbid panel ask, what will it mean if we let that go on without limit?
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Old age is increasingly being viewed as a preventable disease, albeit one without a total cure – yet. Until that time, some put their hope in cryonics, freezing their bodies after death in the hope of one day being brought back to life.
The idea of whether you’d like to live more-or-less indefinitely can generate a reflexive response – and it can be for or against. For those wanting to live forever (under the right circumstances), those with an opposing view could be seen as “immortality curmudgeons”.
Many people believe in the soul – a disembodied spirit that persists after the body dies. So, if you believe in eternal life after death, does death even really matter?