Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare – by Jill Abramson

Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare - by Jill Abramson

Last week, as the Senate was still trying to deny healthcare to 22 million fellow Americans, a friend asked me whether I would choose to live forever if I could. We were discussing Silicon Valley billionaires and their investments in new biotechnologies that they hope will enable them to do what no human has ever done: cheat death. The technology includes some dubious treatments, such as being pumped with the blood of much younger people.

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