We may properly hope that scientific advances help ensure, with ever greater reliability, that young people manage to become old people. We are not, however, obliged to help the old become indefinitely older. Indeed, our duty may be just the reverse: to let death have its day.
Let's face it: under cover of "ethics", our author is concerned about "money" and "death." I suppose those might be proper concerns, especially for a banker and an assassin. But I don't see pretentious essays on "the ethics of assassination" crowding the paper.