Quest for Immortality

Quest for Immortality
Re "The Audacity of Google" [Sept. 30]: Assuming that the company really succeeds in finding the proverbial elixir to prolong life indefinitely, the question to ask is, Is it really a good idea to do this? The life expectancy in most developed countries is already well into the 80s, and the rest of the world will achieve this in due course. Even wealthy countries are already facing the economic burden of supporting a nonworking and aging population. Add to this the problems of energy and food supply, and you have a world bursting at...

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