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Kevin Joiner
Posted almost 3 years ago
Discussing "The Science of Radical Life Extension" with TED Books author David Ewing Duncan
Mr. Duncan - I've come into this conversation very late, so forgive me if this has already been covered or rendered irrelevant by something else you've said. My question is this: Considering that dealing with loss of loved ones is often a lifelong process even under current life expectancies, what do you think the psychological effects of loss will be for those who live long enough to live indefinitely? For instance, imagine that a loved one dies only a month, a day, an hour before some radical life extension breakthrough is announced. For those who have lost loved ones and suddenly find themselves with the very real possibility of an indefinite lifespan, won't some sort of "survivor's guilt" come into play, but on a mass societal level? If so, how will this be addressed? If not, why not?