Point-counterpoint: would doubling the human life span be a net positive or negative for us either as individuals or as a society?

@article{Stock2004PointcounterpointWD,
  title={Point-counterpoint: would doubling the human life span be a net positive or negative for us either as individuals or as a society?},
  author={Gregory B Stock and Daniel Callahan},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={
          B554-9
        }
}
VIEWPOINT: DR. GREGORY STOCK The question before us is whether doubling human life span, and presumably adult life expectancies as well, would be beneficial for us as individuals or as a society. Those who believe such a development will arrive during the next generation or so are almost certainly being overly optimistic, but we will examine here not that issue, but whether the goal itself is worthwhile, because the answer has significant public policy implications. Some critics of… CONTINUE READING

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