Would Immortality Be a Good Thing?

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.

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James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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