Someone wrote in to FORTUNE magazine regarding its story on resveratrol (the molecule found in the skin of red grapes that could have potentially anti-aging effects) and suggested that there is a case against extreme longevity: “Put me out of my misery. I no longer want to deal with Bush, his administration, the do-nothing Congress, the right wing, and America’s fundamentalists. The drug I want developed will grow a spine in those people, as well as those in health care, sufficient to make systemic changes in the expensive, time-consuming, wasteful, confusing health care provided in this country.”
Well said! We need a drug not to ensure longevity, but to combat stupidity.
What if you could live forever?