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Would you want to be Immortal ??
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Posted 8/16/13
Yes and no.

Yes because I would like to experience everything that happens in this world, how we evolve and what happens next.

No because, well everyone I know would die and I would end up being alone and probably get a mental illness because of everything i Lose, even if I try to make more friends etc. I would eventually lose them as well, the notion of knowing that, would probably crack anyone.

But then again, I don't have that many friends anyway, I like an quiet environment, I guess I could watch anime for all eternity :D That itself makes it all worth it<.<
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JayVeeDees wrote:

Yes and no.

Yes because I would like to experience everything that happens in this world, how we evolve and what happens next.

No because, well everyone I know would die and I would end up being alone and probably get a mental illness because of everything i Lose, even if I try to make more friends etc. I would eventually lose them as well, the notion of knowing that, would probably crack anyone.


This

I would love to see what mankind develops through its span in the universe, id love to see the tech and how smart we could all get, though since i cant live forever that would be out of reach. but being immortal could fix that, the loneliness would be besides the point of what i could get done with an unlimited life span. until like the guy i quoted says... i go mentally ill

Posted 8/16/13

When i hear the word immortal ?




yeah you know what i mean ^-^
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If I stayed young, regenerated damaged body parts and could choose to die or put my body into a coma-like state in case I was trapped somewhere I would, otherwise you'll just be old and weak, as your body slowly stops being able to do anything by your 200th birthday
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JayVeeDees wrote:


Urboistar wrote:







Off topic convo dont worry about it, peeps.
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Off topic convo dont worry about it, peeps.


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i wouldn't in the sense that i live forever i would only want to live for about 300 years but i die of old age and i can't die of wounds
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i would love it, it's been my dream to see how the future unfolds. i want to know everything there is to know and more
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I can't help but think about some serious downsides.

Being short-lived and fragile puts a limit on how much one can suffer. Wait long enough, and something very, very bad will happen to you. Imagine being immortal and walking into the lobby of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, just as the towers were falling. When Ground Zero was cleaned up, at some point they just stopped recovering bodies knowing that more were still down there. Even barring terrorist attacks, buildings and tunnels are subject to collapse, and sometimes they don't bother to dig people out.

Even if you manage to spend five billion years dodging disasters, you'd need to figure out what to do when the sun turns into a red giant, at which time it is expected to grow in size until it engulfs the earth. Do you spend your days on a molten planet engulfed by a star or floating somewhere out in space?

If you manage to get that far along, you'll also be a freak. If you keep staying as you are, with the rest of humanity dying around you, genetic changes are going to pile up and in all likelihood humanity will become something we at this time can barely recognize given enough time. Imagine being a Neanderthal living among modern humans. In all likelihood that's what we'd look like in just a few hundred thousand years to our descendants. One could fake one's own death and switch names a few times, but given enough time humanity could diverge so far from our present norms we would be completely alien to one another and integrating with society would be impossible.

For what it's worth, this was inspired by an article:

http://www.cracked.com/article_18708_5-reasons-immortality-would-be-worse-than-death.html
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I would gladly become Immortal as long as I could switch it off when I'm tired of being alive.
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I would with some people I knew.
Posted 9/22/13
Maybe...........if i would be immortal who would i live for forever?
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Posted 9/22/13
Sure... I mean its better than incontinence, right?
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Posted 9/22/13
Yes. What am I? Japanese?

Japanese culture has a large focus on death and acceptance. Even the manliest of shows like Gurren Lagann has a "accepting death" theme. DBZ had an entire arc (Cell games) where Goku's death was to be permanent, even if it didn't stick.

Acceptance of death is an important thing to japanese culture, and anybody Immortal has that "wish to die" feel to them.

But I'm American, and we value living for ever, because forever's a long time, and surely nothing bad will come of it!

If something bad does happen, we'll punch it, IN THE FACE.
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