Let’s think about life, and how much of it you want. Would you like to live to 80? 90? 100? What about two hundred? Five hundred? Maybe a thousand years?
Suddenly, the relatively young science of gerontology – of aging – is rubbing noses with the ancient dream of immortality. Or at least very, very long life.
Should we accept aging as a part of life? Could we banish aging? And if we could, should we?
This Hour, On Point: we’ll talk with Pulitzer prize-winning writer Jonathan Weiner about science dreaming big of super-longevity, maybe of immortality.