Death Should Be Optional

(This article was reprinted Salon, November 10, 2014, in the magazine of the “Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies,” November 6, 2014, and in Church and State.) There are serious thinkers—Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, Michio Kaku, Marshall Brain, Aubrey de Grey and others—who foresee that technology may enable humans to defeat death. There are also dissenters who argue that this … Continue reading Death Should Be Optional