Today as never before, technology, research and science allow mankind to live much longer lives in good health. In this scenario, life and death concepts must be re-thought: some stories taken from real life draw a portrait of different meaning of life extension.
A scientist from the North Pole, with the obsession of lifespan, studies a particular specie of whale who can live more then 200 years; in cooperation with other scientist from all over the world, they are trying to create a pill to allow humans to live up to120 years. A tenacious terminal aristocratic woman is trying experimental drugs to extend her progression free survival from cancer. In the “Blue Zone Area”, located in Sardinia Island, there is the world’s biggest concentration of centenarians: they look much younger than they actually are and still have an active life. In Shanghai some researchers have developed a death simulator to use as a palliative care for terminal patients, to simulate death, cremation and re-birth.