If Superhero powers were real: Immortality

TED

If Superhero Powers were Real: Immortality

Cognitive and TED collaboration

About the speaker

Ray Laurence

Joy Lin graduated with 3 degrees in science by the age of 21, but decided to follow a teaching career rather than one in academia. She is a writer and educator, and in 2012, she was chosen as one of 18 winners of Ted Ed’s ‘Lessons Worth Sharing’. She describes herself as being ‘one lab accident away from becoming a supervillain’. 

 

The big issue

Immortality can’t possibly have its drawbacks… can it? In this light hearted look at super powers, Joy Lin shows that even living forever can cause no end of problems. Aside from possible loneliness, crushing boredom and the possibility of extreme planetary overcrowding, immortality without indestructibility could literally leave you hopping mad.

 

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