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~ Topic Discussion ~ 307 ~ Live Forever (or not)  ~

Adapted from Wikipedia                    

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever (2004) is a book authored by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman. The basic premise is that if middle aged people can live long enough, until approximately 120, they will be able to live forever—as humanity overcomes all diseases and old age itself. The book focuses primarily on health topics such as heart diseasecancer, and type 2 diabetes. The authors believe that within the next 20 to 50 years technology will advance to the point where much of the aging process will be conquered, and degenerative diseases eliminated. They explain how future technologies such as nanotechnology and bioengineering might change the way humans live their lives. They also promote aggressive supplementation, calorie restriction, and exercise.    

307Set ~ 1

1) Would you like to live forever? Why or Why not? 

2) What is ¡°type 2 diabetes¡±? What are its causes? Is this disease common in your country?

3) What food, drink, supplements, or medicines are used in your country to promote longevity?

4) What is ¡°nanotechnology¡±? How can it be used in the medical field?

5) What is ¡°bioengineering¡±? How can it be used in the medical field?

6) Do you believe vitamins and other supplements are helpful? Why or why not?

7) Do you take any supplements? Which ones? What are they for?

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307Set ~ 2

1) Would you like to live forever? Why or Why not? 

2) What is ¡°type 2 diabetes¡±? What are its causes? Is this disease common in your country?

3) What food, drink, supplements, or medicines are used in your country to promote longevity?

4) What is ¡°nanotechnology¡±? How can it be used in the medical field?

5) What is ¡°bioengineering¡±? How can it be used in the medical field?

6) Do you believe vitamins and other supplements are helpful? Why or why not?

7) Do you take any supplements? Which ones? What are they for?

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~ Discuss with a teacher, in pairs, or in groups ~ Then share your results in a classroom discussion ~

1) To begin with, in groups or in pairs, select the questions you¡¯d like to talk about. 

2) Then, in pairs or in groups, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations .

3) Finally, share your ideas (as a whole) in a classroom discussion (with all pairs/groups).

 

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