Ageing & future shock

Cary O'Donnell ODONNELL at ARCB.AFRC.AC.UK
Thu Apr 23 10:18:00 EST 1992


As the debate has touched on philosophy, has anyone considered the following
(ethical ?) question:

If a method for retarding ageing only benefitted persons under a certain age,
or benefitted younger groups significantly more than older groups:

    How do you feel about being part of the last generation of "die youngs"?


Does the answer explain some of the reticence in this area?

Cary

(The only fictional speculation I know on this matter are:
 "Trouble with Lichen" by John Wyndham and "To Live Forever" by Jack Vance)

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