The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection
We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here's what they said, and what science says.
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don't agree on what will or won't come to pass.
Blacks and Hispanics (46% each) are somewhat more inclined than whites (34%) to say they would want treatments to dramatically extend life.
If new medical treatments could slow the aging process and allow people to live decades longer, would you want to? Most Americans say no, but roughly two-thirds think that most other people would say yes.