Perspective? That's just what we humans have the least of. Our lifespans are miniscule, and our cultural memory tiny when compared to what we have been seeking to change.
So we decide we need to be immortal. But we have no idea what will happen if we make that change.
Even the oldest and eisest among us is no more than an infant compared to the timescales we're dealing with.
Letting young people run this longevity project is like putting vegetarians in charge of a barbecue.
I had some grilled corn once. It. . . umm. . . made a nice side-dish.