Intelligence Squared U.S. Tackles "Lifespan" In Recent Debate

Feb 21, 2016

What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, but it's still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology.

For this week's Sunday Radio Matinee and from Intelligence Squared U.S., debaters argue over the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing the human lifespan. Join host John Donvan and guests this Sunday at noon as they contemplate whether we should accept a "natural" end, or pursue a cure to aging.