Fault Lines investigates what happens when restaurant industry workers are not paid what they are legally owed.
Eternal youth. Living for hundreds of years. These ideas currently inhabit the realm of science fiction.
But many believe that they could be part of the not-so-distant future. The titans of Silicon Valley are building an industry around those ideas. In fact, Google recently announced a spinoff company, Calico, to disrupt aging.
Entrepreneurs are now collaborating with some of the world's leading scientists to try to extend healthy life. But what are the consequences of this research? And does a world where humans live radically longer lives change the meaning of life itself?
Fault Lines travels to Japan to meet a researcher obsessed with immortality and to California to meet scientists who are pushing the boundaries of biotechnology to find out how we might achieve longer, healthier lives—and who will have access to such a future.
Fault Lines asks National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and others if they desire near-immortality
George Dvorsky talks about what a future without aging might look like
$215 million project would go toward personalized medical research for cancer, genetic database of 1 million volunteers
Five things you need to know about age recognition software
Alex de Waal discusses how South Sudan, the world’s newest country, was set up to fail.
The city overpays for dilapidated, pest-infested housing for its down-on-their-luck residents
Schools like the one attended by the 43 disappeared students are under fire from Mexican officials
We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines and holds the powerful to account, as we examine the US' role in the world.