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Should We Die?


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Zoltan Istvan wants to be the one to decide when his life ends.

Goal is one shared by many futurists in Silicon Valley.

Will Earth become a paradise of eternally youthful artists, or a hellish, depleted nursing home?

Author admits her views would change if she could stay sharp and energetic.

This feeling of abundant possibility is one of the chief motivations of the pro-longevity crowd.

Bostrom dismisses the thought that there’s something about impending death that adds meaning or motivation to our days.

COMMENT: there will be more enthusiasm for living forever as people realise it means living indefinitely youthfully

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Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University.


Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stetson University.


Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics at New York University.


Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College.