Immortality Definition: Attitudes On It

Shelly Hayes gt8623b at prism.gatech.edu
Sun Feb 19 14:39:19 EST 1995


I noticed one fellows arguments being about the negative effects of increasing
life span on the population/work.  I think the point was made at the same time
that reducing disease and the effects of ageing so that people are healthy
until they fall over dead was a good idea.  

One has to remember that any change to the working population will result
in economic upheaval.  As more people are healthier and more active, fewer
people need hospitals and old folks homes, and there are more people wanting
jobs.  Our present society is based upon the present balance (not very well
I might add).  Already, life extension has played havoc with people's 
retirement planning, social security and the old competing with the young for
low end jobs.




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