Mar 27, 2017
Posted by Nicola Bagalà in categories: ethics, life extension
Is the risk of cultural stagnation a valid objection to rejuvenation therapies? You guessed it—nope.
This objection can be discussed from both a moral and a practical point of view. This article discusses the matter from a moral standpoint, and concludes it is a morally unacceptable objection. (Bummer, now I’ve spoiled it all for you.)
However, even if the objection can be dismissed on moral grounds, one may still argue that, hey, it may be immoral to let old people die to avoid cultural and social stagnation, but it’s still necessary.