Is Radical Longevity Desirable?

James Watson: If people had a longer life, human beings would progress more slowly.  

 

If we slowed down too much and just lived forever, then the species would simply go extinct. The earth may be warmer or colder and it looks like for most species we have as high a possible mutation as a species can take.  So we’re constantly having to change. And so if people would have a longer life, human beings would, I think progress more slowly.  

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Anyone for Tennis at 80?

James Watson: I think we’re all in favor of being alive when we’re alive.  And of course, it's how you define being alive.  

I’m amazed at how many of my 80-year-old friends are quite functional.  That would have been something I never would have thought possible when I was 20 years old.  I’m hoping I’m still at my peak as a tennis player.  

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