Americans wary of potential of longer life through technology | Pew Research Center

Typological groups according to the Pew Resear...

Typological groups according to the Pew Research Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is fascinating and enlightening research from Pew. The key finding is that despite the technological potential to help humans live longer and stronger, many U.S. adults are not ready to embrace these possibilities.

Source: Americans wary of potential of longer life through technology | Pew Research Center

It’s rather hard to understand these counter-intuitive findings. Clearly there are underlying fears. But is the fear about inequality, morality/religion or about confidence in scientists?

Thoughts?

One response

  1. I suspect that what puzzles Dr Alf I the face of overwhelming evidence of the potential for longevity has a simpler explanation.
    Most Americans die penniless and have few savings and health insurance typically ends by age 74 thus longer life cannot be financed or enjoyed except by those who have substantial pensions,private wealth or businesses.
    Even then an accident or life threatening condition can mean crippling medical bills making life unbearable and unaffordable.
    The UK with the NHS encourages irresponsibility and fecklessness,particularly by pensioners,nightclubbers and recreational drug users and ignorance about cooking,diet,exercise and lifestyle encourages people to not consider consequences of actions.
    When the NHS implodes financially the penny will drop as it already has for Americans.

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