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Posted 2/11/13 , edited 2/11/13

It was pretty much implied that by not liking people I wouldn't even want them to have full lives let alone longer ones. As for me, I do not like myself either and have wanted to die for almost 20 years now. I certainly would be against adding more years onto my life even if it meant that my disease, which is currently lacking a cure, would finally get one.


Wanting to die is a nicety afforded only to the living. It's almost poetic. I sometimes ask myself why I even bother to enjoy my life, or even do simple tasks like put on my shoes and brush my hair, knowing that it's ultimately meaningless. However, here I am, so I will continue.


I agree, I don't think the US will be firing hundreds of warheads though............
I think there was a meteor that would go by is in a few years and it had like 1 in like 10000 or 100000 chance of hitting us I think that is pretty big considering how many meteors go by us........

Well anyway everyone on this planet knows we will die no matter what someone needs to get there ass in to gear and put money into a space program to terraform mars.

There is actually a privately funded mars settlement program being set up right as we speak, and they are looking to make mars pioneers out of people who are currently living civilian lives. It's supposed to set off sooner than 2026 I believe? Not sure. So that's a great step in any case.
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I hate a lot of people, but sometimes I regret hating them and I try my best to like them but they just make it worse.
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-Vega- wrote:

The world can actually support 40 billion people or even more since it's hollow. If we all use renewable free energy, the world can hold even more.


Ok, I'll bite. I am familiar with theoretical structures that are hollow and can support massive amounts of population. The best known of these would be a Dyson Sphere. Which has the advantage of capturing 100% of the primaries energy. Next would be Ringworld, less space than a Dyson Sphere but you can spin it for gravity so no grav generators needed. I'm not familiar with the hollow earth theory so I may be wrong on my suppositions. I suppose hollow would be like a soccer ball or football for the world outside America. Where would the lava come from we can see evidence of "liquid" rock come up from volcanoes. We can trace how sound waves travel through the earth. based on how fast they go we can tell the medium through which they travel. How could the earth be hollow and yet still give physical evidence of a molten/solid interior. Barring the physical evidence for the sake of argument we assume that the earth actually is hollow where would the inhabitants on the interior of the sphere get light from. I assume gravity would be generated by the rotation of the Earth, much like the carnival rides that use centripetal force to keep you against the wall. It would be kinda cool if the Earth were hollow but I don't understand the physics of how it could be?
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I would think that a prolonged lifespan may just lead to an overburdening of the mental health of an individual. I really can't imagine myself having to deal with the same types of @$$holes in society, the same personal finances, or filing taxes for years. Sure you can enjoy more pleasures and travels and switch jobs, but can you handle having to slave away knowing that you have "x" amount of years until retirement? 200 years is a long time.
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Realtaliation wrote:

I would think that a prolonged lifespan may just lead to an overburdening of the mental health of an individual. I really can't imagine myself having to deal with the same types of @$$holes in society, the same personal finances, or filing taxes for years. Sure you can enjoy more pleasures and travels and switch jobs, but can you handle having to slave away knowing that you have "x" amount of years until retirement? 200 years is a long time.


I have thought about that. Although 200 years is only long relative to the lifespans on earth. Excluding trees and various others. As far as mental health is concerned, I see no reason to think that one couldn't keep a healthy mind by trying new things, learning more about the world, taking challenges, and trying to live more comfortably.

Technology is advancing quickly through the law of accelerating returns, and human information is just about doubling every year. To put that into perspective, all of human knowledge up until the 1700's is barely 1% compared to the new information processed in one modern year. With all of these changes, I'm sure there will constantly be new things to adapt to. In many cases, change is the best medicine, and the way we experience the world is changing a lot.
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Realtaliation wrote:

I would think that a prolonged lifespan may just lead to an overburdening of the mental health of an individual. I really can't imagine myself having to deal with the same types of @$$holes in society, the same personal finances, or filing taxes for years. Sure you can enjoy more pleasures and travels and switch jobs, but can you handle having to slave away knowing that you have "x" amount of years until retirement? 200 years is a long time.


I agree in order to cope with a significantly longer lifespan neurological changes would be required on a physical level. We can assume that with the technology to increase longevity there would be concurrent technology to expand and enhance our brains to cope with longer usage. Though I hope that by the time we have the technology to increase our lifespans to a radical degree we have matured a bit as a race.
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I can't die I'm 17
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the human race needs to die off by 50% to restore some balance to the planet
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kamaitachi5587 wrote:


Realtaliation wrote:

I would think that a prolonged lifespan may just lead to an overburdening of the mental health of an individual. I really can't imagine myself having to deal with the same types of @$$holes in society, the same personal finances, or filing taxes for years. Sure you can enjoy more pleasures and travels and switch jobs, but can you handle having to slave away knowing that you have "x" amount of years until retirement? 200 years is a long time.


I agree in order to cope with a significantly longer lifespan neurological changes would be required on a physical level. We can assume that with the technology to increase longevity there would be concurrent technology to expand and enhance our brains to cope with longer usage. Though I hope that by the time we have the technology to increase our lifespans to a radical degree we have matured a bit as a race.


Not only on a physiological level for neurons alone, but all manners of our organic constitution, unless through some means we can also prolong the durability or bone and tissue. I'd surmise there would be either synthetic replacement, or even a more prolific trade in human parts. Though you are right that through technology and a longer lifespan there is less conflict of interest and less time based scarcity, that causes such.
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I think that the title of this thread is misleading, and that the SENS website is mysterious and vague on a lot of things. It kind of reminds me of cult propaganda.
That aside, I may ask them for some funding for my research, as they have a budget of 4.5 million dollars. But I would need to do a better background investigation, because I don't want the quality of my research to be tainted by being funded by a cult or political special interest group or something.
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mhibicke wrote:

I think that the title of this thread is misleading, and that the SENS website is mysterious and vague on a lot of things. It kind of reminds me of cult propaganda.
That aside, I may ask them for some funding for my research, as they have a budget of 4.5 million dollars. But I would need to do a better background investigation, because I don't want the quality of my research to be tainted by being funded by a cult or political special interest group or something.


On the other hand though wouldn't it be better for their money to actually be put to good use?
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Giving me money is always putting it to good use.
However, if I use bad money for my research I will be wasting my time and my professional reputation, if I could even publish my findings.
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It's unfortunate that money can be considered good or bad based on who has held it in the past or how it was obtained.

Oh well, it's off-topic so I suppose I won't say anything more on it.
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Well, that means there's going to be a side-effect disease wore than the ones we have now
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Fun fact. Cure all disease and our immune system will slowly weaken over generations, and as nature is want to do a new one we can't cure will show up eventually.

Also on the point of age wearing on mental health. What most people forget is a lot of the wear and tear on your mental health is your bodies degrading with age. Presumably if the average life span has come to such a point, that would be a issue already solved through reduced or reversed strain of your bodies natural ability to repair.
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