PBS NewsHour

Disappearing Dead: Economic Optimism about Immortality

Clip: 07/09/2012 | 9m 12s

Will we one day be able to live forever? What is the goal of economics if not the greatest good for the greatest number of people? Substitute "happy, healthy, never-ending life" for "greatest good" and you can see where economics correspondent Paul Solman is going with this. Focusing on immortality, this is the fourth installment of our occasional series on the future of technology.

Aired: 07/09/12

Rating: NR

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