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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

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Malcolm Vanderveen
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Silicon Valley is coming for death.

Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease.

Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality.

Since the 19th century, average life expectancies have risen for everyone (though not at equal rates) thanks to advances in science and technology.

In particular, as Princeton economists revealed today, white middle-aged men with a high school education or less, hit disproportionately by the Great Recession, are dying of despair.

Or just those of people already doing great?

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