In Trying to Live Forever, Tech Leaders Aren't Helping Anyone but Themselves %u2013 Futurism. This story about billionaires treating their inevitable deaths with expensive attempts to extend their lives beyond normal human life span is instructive, on many levels. While modern medicine, used ethically, can certainly extend life, and the quality of life, attempts to defeat aging and death are doomed to failure; and, most importantly, the time wasted seeking to delay or deny the inevitable prevents the enjoyment and quality of the life we do have. Rather than seek to live a longer life, perhaps these billionaires might consider spending their billions on a life of purpose and virtue, and creating a world in which all people have the freedom to live virtuous lives. Accepting the human fate of our coming deaths is the most counter-intuitive truth we all must face. Our nature is to try mightily to extend life. Perhaps we should concentrate our energy and talent on acting ethically and honestly in the present. Amor Fati.