In the future, we want people to live a long and healthy (mentally, physically and emotionally) life, in which their biological aging is slowed down and age-related diseases appear much later in life than they do now.

What obstacles stand in our way, as we strive to fulfill that future?

We ask you to share and discuss any and all obstacles to long life, whether natural or social, environmental or political, legal or ethical.

Examples could include age being culturally undervalued, an aging population putting stress on natural resources and government budgets, and innovations in life extension exacerbating inequality.

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Obstacles to Long Life

What prevents people from living a long and healthy life, in which their biological aging is slowed down and age-related diseases appear much later in life?

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