Modern medicine will never prevent death, but it has allowed us to stretch the boundaries between life and death like never before. As time goes by, those boundaries will become weaker and weaker, or so I believe, Eventually those boundaries may even give way. Mankind is playing around with the natural death process. Why? Because we can. Whether that is a good thing is debatable. Things that were considered preposterous 100 years ago are common place now. The afterlife reflects the earth, which reflects the afterlife. We live in amazing times.