Arrison, insanity for living such long lives is

Arrison, Sonia.
“Fears About Radical Life Extension Consequences Are Unrealistic.”
Extending the Human Lifespan, edited by Tamara Thompson, Greenhaven Press,
2013. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 21 Jan. 2018. The population increase that
comes with a prolonged life will rise, but not by much. This crushes the
argument that longer lifespans will lead to the overpopulation of cities. If
people had more time on earth, there would be more opportunities to do great
things. Many of the world’s greatest inventors did not create anything
lifechanging until much later in his or her life. The argument that the rich
will live longer than the poor because they have the means to gain access to life
extension treatments is also suppressed. The ethical viewpoints of why life
extension may be beneficial for society are useful because they contradict my
argument.

Dvorsky, George.
“Radical Life Extension: An Overview.” Extending the Human Lifespan,
edited by Tamara Thompson, Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Opposing
Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 21
Jan. 2018. If humans could live for an indefinite amount of time, it would come
with psychological consequences, such as boredom and a repetitive life. Humans
do not know what will happen after a person’s projected lifespan, which makes
it perilous to follow through with a life extension treatment. The likelihood
of insanity for living such long lives is also a concern. Life extension also
comes with the downfall of the workplace. The younger people would not be able
to acquire new jobs if the older generations are still filling the positions of
the jobs they have worked at for years. The older generation would not have to
give up their jobs because retirement is not a necessity since they can live
indefinitely. The unethical results of life extension support my argument
because they prove that life extension comes with consequences.

“The Ethics of Human
Life Expansion.” Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2015.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 19 Jan. 2018. The extension of life focuses
on ways to slow down or stop the aging process. Modern medicine is developing
ways to make this dream come true for many people by focusing on the aging damage
done to cells. Many researches believe that life could be extended by ten to
twenty years, or even centuries. Other researchers focus on refining the
quality of life instead of drastically extending it. Cryopreservation, freezing
and storing bodies for future revival, is available for people who die before
practical treatments are available for extending life. Life extension also
could have consequences, such as the shortage of natural resources and jobs
because of the population growth. The use of cryopreservation and the
consequences of life extension support my argument because they reveal how the
extension of life could damage society.