Will you take a pill that adds 500 years to your life?
I have a pill that will add 500 years to your life (OK, I don’t really, please don’t email me asking for one). But let’s say I did. Would you take it? Yes or no? You have 1 minute to decide, then answer the poll above. If you have any conditions to your vote, post them in the comments.
Why ask this question? The question is – to what extent should we be focusing our research dollars on therapies that extend life. Of course, the question is not this simple – 500 years at what quality, at what cost, where will the centenarians live? But the basics of the question rest on this primary question, not the details. Or maybe you want to disagree.
It’s up to you.
You still have 30 seconds.
by: Alex Smith