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I would only want this type of immortality if I knew I could voluntarily die if I wanted to (like a vampire going into the sun). Otherwise the horror of it would drive me crazy. Imagine if you were buried alive and stayed that way for thousands of years - or even forever!

There was a character in Neil Gaiman's Sandman that was granted immortality experimentally. Every 100 years, Morpheus would visit him and ask if he wanted to end the experiment (die). He never did, even in the worst of times. But he always had the option. That's the way I would accept immortality.

In the future, you take the gift, there's no getting out of it.