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Posted 3/14/17

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Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.
Posted 3/14/17 , edited 3/14/17
fuck yeah, watch new anime, maybe transfer consciousness into a full dive VR simulator.
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descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.
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Posted 3/15/17

descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.



We can most likely cure aging and dementia in time though.
we can theoretically reverse aging also.

infact high chance is we are close to curing dementia with the latest advancements.
20-40 years we will most likely see a first success towards dementia.
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Posted 3/15/17

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descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.



We can most likely cure aging and dementia in time though.
we can theoretically reverse aging also.

infact high chance is we are close to curing dementia with the latest advancements.
20-40 years we will most likely see a first success towards dementia.


Well hypothetically say we did have the technology, you are immortal, immune to all diseases, insanely wealthy, the whole 9 yards.

I am sure you get tired of playing the same video game after a certain point. How long do you think it will take before you get tired of being alive? Knowing in the back of your mind you will be the only person left when all life ceases in the universe? Truthfully, the thought of that scares me.
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Posted 3/15/17

descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.



We can most likely cure aging and dementia in time though.
we can theoretically reverse aging also.

infact high chance is we are close to curing dementia with the latest advancements.
20-40 years we will most likely see a first success towards dementia.


Well hypothetically say we did have the technology, you are immortal, immune to all diseases, insanely wealthy, the whole 9 yards.

I am sure you get tired of playing the same video game after a certain point. How long do you think it will take before you get tired of being alive? Knowing in the back of your mind you will be the only person left when all life ceases in the universe? Truthfully, the thought of that scares me.



Truly the opposite to me the thought of dying when i could be alive is what scares me
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Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.



We can most likely cure aging and dementia in time though.
we can theoretically reverse aging also.

infact high chance is we are close to curing dementia with the latest advancements.
20-40 years we will most likely see a first success towards dementia.


Well hypothetically say we did have the technology, you are immortal, immune to all diseases, insanely wealthy, the whole 9 yards.

I am sure you get tired of playing the same video game after a certain point. How long do you think it will take before you get tired of being alive? Knowing in the back of your mind you will be the only person left when all life ceases in the universe? Truthfully, the thought of that scares me.



Truly the opposite to me the thought of dying when i could be alive is what scares me


Well that is probably the most logical/reasonable way of thinking any person would have. I just don't think immortality is what is cracked up to be is all XD
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descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

Unless being immortal means I will be immune to whatever new diseases and germs come about. I don't think it's worth it. Humans were not meant for such things, and for good reason. We lose our minds after about 100 years, imagine having lived for well over 1000. Our minds would be so spent. The movie Time is a perfect example of this.


we don't lose our minds after about 100 years though....

Also with regenerative medicine our brains would be in perfect condition they would be able to handle it well apart from memory storage but we forget things daily.


1-4 people over the age 85 are diagnosed with dementia. Now this is not to say we will all have it, but one thing is certain. The chances of it do increase the older we are. No amount of regenerative medicine will stop this once it has started. So yeah, I'd say we will almost certainly lose our minds by the first century.



We can most likely cure aging and dementia in time though.
we can theoretically reverse aging also.

infact high chance is we are close to curing dementia with the latest advancements.
20-40 years we will most likely see a first success towards dementia.


Well hypothetically say we did have the technology, you are immortal, immune to all diseases, insanely wealthy, the whole 9 yards.

I am sure you get tired of playing the same video game after a certain point. How long do you think it will take before you get tired of being alive? Knowing in the back of your mind you will be the only person left when all life ceases in the universe? Truthfully, the thought of that scares me.



Truly the opposite to me the thought of dying when i could be alive is what scares me


Well that is probably the most logical/reasonable way of thinking any person would have. I just don't think immortality is what is cracked up to be is all XD


It's up to the person what is worse forever torment or not being alive? and to weigh the odds.
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I feel like that's the worst deal someone could be presented lol. But I couldn't agree more.
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I feel like that's the worst deal someone could be presented lol. But I couldn't agree more.


If you live on, better days would come, choosing death over life feels like you are giving up on things
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If I'm unlucky, I already have to deal with this crap 80-100 years, but forever? Screw that noise.
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Mortal. I'd rather have a defined end point and watching every single loved one die around me would be awful. Watching my wife, my children, my grandchildren, etc...ugh, heart wrenching.
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For the real world, I'd choose mortal I don't see the experience being enjoyable enough to be eternal. I don't think anything comes after death but people have a problem with that because we can't comprehend it while living, our consciousness just being gone is hard to accept, but once were dead we can't think about anything (most likely anyway) so won't be a problem.

A lot people have already said it depends on the conditions suppose would technically for me too (perfect love, super powers, etc) but one I don't think I've seen mentioned is you'd basically want immortality with invincibility or its pretty terrible and fairly useless.

Sure you'd probably break 100 years old easy enough but disease, violence, even just accidents you probably end up with a lot damage like lost limbs or hearing, sight, etc. Even if you pick your age and end, if your not invincible your bound to get hurt sometime.
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I don't find immortality appealing to me in the same way the idea of going to some sort of afterlife doesn't appeal to me. I would be bored either way. Plus, if I am the only one who is immortal and those around me are not, that would be kind of depressing even though I generally don't like people. Without others around, it wouldn't be good for me mentally or emotionally. While it may be peaceful at first and grand, but eventually it will take its toll on you mentally. I would probably end up like Will Smith in I am Legend of having to fake conversations with mannequins just to try to keep me sane.
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Well, it may fun as immortal for a while but it gets boring as time passes. Sure it has it's own things but... Mortal for me.
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