Should We Live Forever?
Philosophy of Life Extension
We talked about what it’d mean for humans if we were to live prolonged lives or indefinitely into the future.
How will humans philosophize about life if we extend lifespans? Will their be meaning in our lives without death? Will life extension lead to a static society as Elon Musk conjectures?
It was a fun optimistic chat and I hope you enjoy it as much I did!
A bit about Arjun Khemani:
He is a 16-year old superstar unconventional student! He is honestly more insightful than many older people I know, proving that age does not matter for insight, knowledge matters. He is an insatiable learner and enjoys science and philosophy. I can’t wait to see what Arjun gets up to in the coming years! Besides his podcast, Arjun also has a blog and newsletter. Check it out below:
Listen to the Podcast:
1:05 - An important question: should we stop aging?
3:27 - What if people don’t change their minds?
5:35 - It’s in human nature to go against nature
7:14 - Contra Elon Musk on Lifespan Extension
15:20 - Greater chance for statism if a generation extends indefinitely?
18:26 - Population and pessimism
25:26 - Doesn’t death give life meaning?
34:56 - The importance of desire and changing our neurochemistry
41:15 - How far we’ve come in the field of longevity
49:40 - “I just want to live long enough until we defeat death”
Posts on understanding the science behind longevity & living healthier lives.