Jeff Bezos is reportedly funding the anti aging research lab Altos. This is very encouraging and I have often wondered why billionaires like Bezos and Musk were seemingly not doing anything about what is probably going to finish them off one day when they have such vast resources to put into trying to slow this process down or reverse it.
Aging is not an enjoyable process. It makes life harder. People become weaker, lose their skin elasticity, lose their hair, eyesight, develop painful arthritis, develop cancer or memory loss and in worst cases full blown dementia. It's not fun. Many of my patients say 'dont get old' and if the process can be halted or slowed this will be an excellent thing.
Living longer lives means more care will need to be taken of our planet. It won't be easy to say 'The next generation can deal with it' when you're gonna be around for 150 years or more. Perhaps it will make people take more care of things if they are going to have to live in the mess they create if they don't.