View Poll Results: Would you like to live forever, with everlasting youth?
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yes. everything has consequences.
The concept of "adaptation" is not to be left out when thinking of something like this. The fact that we cannot know it's limits makes us judge this issue in such.....objective manner.
I don't see what's wrong with it. People talk about how they would be sad to see everyone die from their former lifetimes, but I don't think that is a good justification since we're probably going to face that problem to a certain extent anyways. As for boredom, there are plenty of interesting things to explore for lifetimes.
The only thing that could really screw you would be a life term jail sentence.
Stolen Sig Count: 25
I could be the Highlander....
Uh...I'm pretty sure that that process involves becoming mortal.
Originally Posted by Henchy432
Yeah, I know, I just wouldn't kill anyone.
Originally Posted by adonai
If the people I loved aged like normal people, and I was stuck in this body forever, then thanks, but no.
Remember Queen's "Who wants to live forever" song? (:
Sure, why not. Maybe i'd live to see the ending of Berserk that way. And many videogames. And more music. I hardly attach myself to people, not that i don't want to, i just don't.
Eternal life with eternal youth. There is practically nothing in this world I could want more than that.
The chance to live throughout the development of humanity. To see the things they accomplish. To be a living historical record that observes a multitude of events as they happen and find the sense of duty that comes with being the last survivor of every era since your birth.
If I knew I couldn't die, my inspiration to accomplish things would be immeasurably enhanced. The old saying goes, "Without death, there is no motivation to live." Well my view is a little different, "Knowing that you will one day die and be forgotten regardless of all your actions and accomplishments takes almost all the glory out of any achievement." What's the point of painting a picture, sculpting a statue, writing a book, or even having anything at all left behind after you are gone if even your memory will be completely erased within a generation or two?
The only downside I've ever heard of in my life that I can even remotely understand is the fact that if you, alone, are immortal, then everyone you will ever know will die while you live on. -----There's a funny hypocrisy to this one though: If you live any sort of "long life" at all, most, if not all, of your friends and equal-or-higher generational family/peers will die regardless of the fact that you, too, will die.
Either way it goes, if you can live forever, then everyone else's inescapable deaths really will have some form of eternity to attach their memories to.
Long story short, Yes I want to live forever, yes I want to be young forever, and yes I could live with the idea of the repercussions. If you live to be even fifty, you will most likely have already dealt with part of the repercussions and learned that they fade away with time. I'm strong enough to handle an endless longevity and the tragedies that come with it; because there are so many things I could enjoy in spite of them.
I remember reading a book that had something about aging...
the man didn't age, but his wife kept aging. It was good for the first 10 or so years of their lives, but when she started getting so old people thought that she was his mother and he was the son. Then it was she was his grandmother and he was a grandchild.
no, I don't think I'd want that potion if I knew everyone around me would still be dying off =/