The Ways That Technology Has Changed the Definition of Death

In a video for Vox, Nadja Oertel explains the ways technology has changed the definition of death. As technology develops, humans have improved ways to prevent death, or even bring people back to life.

Science teaches us a lot about the world, but sometimes it gives us more questions than answers. Our understanding of the natural world is filled with estimates, guesses, and predictions based on a shifting landscape of technology used to measure what’s around us. And as technology has changed, the definition of “death” has shifted over the centuries.