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Philosophy Talk takes on the Challenges of an Aging Population
All over the world, people are living longer and having fewer children than ever before. In less than two decades, one fifth of the US population will be over 65 years old. So what do these radically changed demographics mean for how we re-imagine the shape of a human life? Should we think of the rapidly increasing older population as a blessing or a burden? What kinds of changes should we make – both individually and as a society – to adjust to this new world awash with old folks? Philosophy Talk with John Perry and Ken Taylor ~ Sunday 11/24 at 10 am and Tuesday 11/26 at 12 noon.
(This program was recorded live at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato as part of the Bay Area Science Festival.)