Reversing Human Aging

Science may soon be able to slow, stop, or even reverse the aging process in humans. What will happen when people can live on and on for centuries?

Within the next two decades we will extend the healthy human life-span indefinitely and, in doing so, alter human culture forever.

Our maximum life-spans will not have become infinite, but indefinite: uncertain and unknown. The social consequences of extended life-spans are also unknown but likely to be explosive. The increase of healthy life-spans to perhaps double or more our current spans will trigger social changes greater perhaps than any since those that followed the invention of agriculture more than 10,000


Michael B. Fossel, M.D., Ph.D. (born 1950, Greenwich, Connecticut) was a professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University for almost 30 years...