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    Even if we lived to see immortality , I , tbh , wouldn't go for it . It would get boring to live thousands of years .
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    (Original post by scaredofdeath)
    hi.
    Something I thought about.
    If humanity will still exist in say 10,000 years and throughout all that time there will be scientific progress,
    maybe they will achieve immortality by uploading their brains or to a robotic body that will never die like our biologic one.

    And maybe they will look at us dying like we look at people in the dark ages who used to die from a simple cold.

    Man , I wish I was born 10,000 years from now , then I would have a chance to live forever.
    Yes!!!!!
    I was just thinking the same having watched this
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    (Original post by RachaelBee)
    But I'm not aware that I'm dead, so why would it matter?
    You will not be aware of it but you are still losing out on life.

    It's like someone steals money from your bank account but you are not aware of it.
    The fact is you are losing money even if you are not aware of it.
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    No being immortal is bad, imagine you cant die. If someone hates you they can torture you forever o_0.

    Also imagine aging forever getting weaker and older, it would be awful.

    This is why i never understood Freiza in DBZ
    Immortal in the sense that you don't die of age related reasons. Not that you're impossible to kill
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    Immortal in the sense that you don't die of age related reasons. Not that you're impossible to kill
    of age and of no disease .
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    Immortal in the sense that you don't die of age related reasons. Not that you're impossible to kill
    Oh ok, I see.
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    (Original post by scaredofdeath)
    maybe they will achieve immortality by uploading their brains or to a robotic body that will never die like our biologic one.

    I'm not convinced that having your brain replicated in computer code is a meaningful continuation of your existence, even if that were possible.
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    (Original post by scaredofdeath)
    You will not be aware of it but you are still losing out on life.

    It's like someone steals money from your bank account but you are not aware of it.
    The fact is you are losing money even if you are not aware of it.
    It is nothing like that.

    People aren't meant to steal, and money is something I earn. I don't want immortality, but even if I did I am not owed it and I'm not being robbed of life.

    Your argument would apply more to someone being painlessly murdered.
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    If immortality would be avaible on market I wouldnt buy it for two reasons:

    1.Though I'm an atheist, I want to die some day.
    2.It would probably be too expensive to pay for it.

    However there is one more issue: Presume that some day we will be able to renew whole body by replacing all cells but keeping it previous structure, information, everithing. Architecture of brain, memory, everything.

    Human body replaces all cells every 7 years, exept brain cells. Those can live up to 80, 100, in some cases up to 120 years. They are the only cells that live with us whole life. If they were replaced as well, would we still be ourselves, or would we actually feel that we died and were replaced with replica, that may have same memory, knowledge, character, intelligence, all exactly same funcions working in identical, but new brain. Are WE the cells, or the function?
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    immortality will never be achieved.
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    Even if you live for a thousand years humans will never be immortal.The entirety of human history is just a blink of an eye in the universes existence.Humans cant even concieve of how long a million years is never mind a billion.We're like butterflys or flowers.Saying we'll live forever is the height of human arrogance.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I'm not convinced that having your brain replicated in computer code is a meaningful continuation of your existence, even if that were possible.
    I agree with this. If it does eventually become possible, won't you still die and something else would just have your memories to believe that it is a continuation of you? Sure maybe a piece of you would survive, but it would be like a replica.
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    I can understand why some people like the idea of immortality but it would never work. Imagine how great the world population would be. Where would we get all the resources for a population increasing at such a rapid rate?
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    Just be thankful you were not born a battery chicken. It could be far far worse.
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    To be honest, I really don't believe we'll ever achieve immortality. And if we ever did, it wouldn't be permanent, just imagine an Earth where people were only ever born and never died? Humanity, as a whole, would be over before we even knew it. The cycle must go on, whether we like it or not, the Earth will reclaim us all in the end.
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    (Original post by PTMalewski)
    If immortality would be avaible on market I wouldnt buy it for two reasons:

    1.Though I'm an atheist, I want to die some day.
    2.It would probably be too expensive to pay for it.
    1. Yeah but would you rather that day be your choice? Would you rather not age? If I could live until I was 80 with the fitness I have now I'd take that.

    2. As a socialist that would piss me off.
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    (Original post by scaredofdeath)
    hi.
    Something I thought about.
    If humanity will still exist in say 10,000 years and throughout all that time there will be scientific progress,
    maybe they will achieve immortality by uploading their brains or to a robotic body that will never die like our biologic one.

    And maybe they will look at us dying like we look at people in the dark ages who used to die from a simple cold.

    Man , I wish I was born 10,000 years from now , then I would have a chance to live forever.
    I'm sure living forever will be a very sad life unless you have your family and friends too. If you're comparing your whole life to others 10000 years in the future because of immortality, that's silly because this is your generation and you can make it fun if you choose to make it fun. I wouldn't say that we're in any way disadvantaged other than "missing out on an opportunity" but isn't everyone right now? Sure, I would feel otherwise concerning the internet, but if it were back in the days, everybody would be in the same circumstances so it would feel "normal". You roll with your times.
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    (Original post by studentmoments)
    I can understand why some people like the idea of immortality but it would never work. Imagine how great the world population would be. Where would we get all the resources for a population increasing at such a rapid rate?
    I think we would have found a way to produce artificial food on an industrial scale and make other planets inhabitable way before we discover the elixir of eternal life don't you think?

    They have already made the first artificial steak grown in the lab iirc.

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    (Original post by 2710)
    I think we would have found a way to produce artificial food on an industrial scale and make other planets inhabitable way before we discover the elixir of eternal life don't you think?

    They have already made the first artificial steak grown in the lab iirc.

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    True, but its difficult to wrap your head around this idea of an ever increasing population.
 
 
 
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