STAYING ALIVE... forever? The Search for the Fountain of Youth
100 years ago most westerners lived to be about 50. Today people over 100 make-up the fastest growing segment of the American population. And, some scientists are predicting that children born today will live to be a ripe-old 150 years. Others say there is no limit to longevity. Saturday's "Reality Check" talks to these researchers, finds out why we're really living longer and what life could be like for any of us in the year 2150. Will otherwise life-threatening disease be cured by tiny nano-machines travelling through our bodies fixing whatever goes wrong? Or, will our sick cells simply be re-seeded using genetic-engineering to grow healthy new hearts and livers?
But, who wants to live to be 150 anyway? Will our future great-great-great grandchild fancy having us still around? Where will the jobs be? What'll be the effect on population growth and, of course, the pension system? On the other hand, people have been searching for a "Fountain of Youth" ever since time began and isn't "immortality" the ultimate prize? If a Frenchwoman could live to be 122 1/2 and if we can gain 25 years with every passing century --- why can't someone born today live forever!
Leider hat der angekündigte Mitschnitt vom Radiohead Konzert beim heurigen Jazz Festival von Montreux massive Soundprobleme. Deshalb spielen wir das zweistündige Radiohead Konzert vom 2. Oktober 2000 aus dem Victoria Park, Warrington, England.