As scientists continue to discover technological solutions for when our natural bodies fail, future generations will be faced with new ethical challenges. This hour, we’ll talk about the how society might handle people living to be hundreds of years old – and how life-extending breakthroughs can be evenly shared – with Eve Herold, author of “Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives” (Thomas Dunne Books).
Dr. Denton A. Cooley holds up a Jarvick-7 heart pump model at a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, 1989 in Houston, while discussing the 20 year anniversary of the first implant of an artificial heart in a man. Cooley was the surgeon who performed the operation in 1969. Pam MacDonald/AP Photo