Is a 500-year lifespan goal likely to happen in our lifetime?
Many of the most optimistic techno-futurists think so, with some even musing that we will eventually achieve immortality – the end of involuntary death.
Of course, while most people are asking how this can be done, philosophical people are left to ask whether it’s really a good idea or not.
That task fell to the Praxis philosophy night crew on our 15th session together.
I love this question because there are good arguments on both sides. Does immortality promote better long-term thinking, or does its ending of scarcity make it harder for humans to prioritize? How would immortality affect our risk-taking, our day to day meaning, and our sense of purpose?
Tune in to see how we approached the problems and opportunities of immortality and extreme life extension.