It looks as though people are soon going to be living longer lives thanks to advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles. Discuss the questions with a friend and decide whether you agree or disagree. Then match the ideas with their owners.
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If lives are extended then population will increase and so to will the problems associated with having too many people.
The experience of death will be worse for those living 'extended' lives than for those who die at a more 'natural' age.
Even though it is generally wrong to intefere with other people's choices, including the choice to live longer, this may be necessary in certain cases.