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Old 07-24-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'd love to live prolong my lifespan. Not sure about living forever as that would mean experiencing the end of the Sun.
If we were immortal does it mean we'd be alive until the heat death of the universe or would we live past that somehow?

Human lifespan is way too short to explore the universe or even the solar system for that matter.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:23 PM
 
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Immortality is not necessarily forever. It's more like a figure of speech. There is a jelly fish that can live forever by regenerating. But it does not actually live forever. It dies when you step on it. It dies when eaten by another fish. It dies when the ocean dries out.

5 Animals That Live Forever*|*Reader's Digest
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Immortality is not necessarily forever. It's more like a figure of speech. There is a jelly fish that can live forever by regenerating. But it does not actually live forever. It dies when you step on it. It dies when eaten by another fish. It dies when the ocean dries out.

5 Animals That Live Forever*|*Reader's Digest
If i'm not mistaken, the term for that is invincible (as in nothing can kill you). Immortal means that one cannot die due to natural causes (age, disease...) but is still vulnerable to all else.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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True "forever" is a figure of speech. I mean what is "forever" anyway. No matter how long you live you can no wake up and say Ive done it I have lived "forever".
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