The ethics of living longer | Untitled

The ethics of living longer

The ethics of living longer

Updated 15 February 2012, 14:45 AEDT

If scientists could create a pill that will let you live to 150 years old, would you take it?

To live forever young is one of humanity's oldest and most elusive goals. Now scientists say we could live twice as long not from drinking revitalising waters but from pills.

In a panel discussion, three experts talk about the social implications and ethics of longer lives.

Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes

Speakers: Andrew Alexandra, Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics; Dr Robert Sparrow, a visiting fellow at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the law in Medicine, University of Sydney; and, Professor Peter Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

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