#02 - Do We Want Science to Re-design Human Aging?
Original Webcast Date: March 27, 2003, 3 p.m.
Critical technologies are poised to have large impacts on the quality and length of human life. Optimists look forward to applications of genomics, bioinformatics and nanotechnology to eliminate diseases and disabilities associated with old age, leading to unimagined health and vitality. But a growing chorus of doubters, proud to identify themselves as neo-Luddites, warns that trying to fool Mother Nature endangers our species integrity and our planet.