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Bk Ray

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Subj: Re: Immortality - all it is cracked up to be?
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 at 07:53:32 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)
Reply Subj: Immortality - all it is cracked up to be?
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 at 05:45:45 pm EDT (Viewed 120 times)



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    Assume that you have immortality similar to Dorian Grey, you don't age and can heal from damage, immune to disease etc.

    Would it be awesome or rubbish?

Yes. Both.


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    The first hundred or years or so would be good, but then constantly learning societies new regulations, advancements to ensure you don't end up in a lab somewhere would be weary.

Of course, it depends on which direction society goes. Since the Renaissance, I think there's been steady improvement in the West. And I'm an optimist, so I don't really see an apocalypse coming.

And yes, remember the old 60s TV series The Immortal-- his life was a wreck for people hounding him for the secret. You'd have to move around a lot, and I'm not really cool with that part. But I'd have to learn to adapt for comfortable survival, right?


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    Would thousands of years of knowledge and eperience make up for the small steps evolution produce (probably, as seual selection is overtaking natural selection).

    Then figuring out that the planet will eventually be destroyed, but would still be alive would start to get on your mind, as would seeing everyone you know die. It would be a very lonely life.

Well, yes, I don't think anyone would want to live that long. There needs to be some kind of out. Even Dorian Gray was screwed if his portrait was damaged. What exactly are the limits of your immortal body? Do you need air, water, food? If you starve, do you still feel the pain of it? Or are you like a vampire without the need for blood?


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