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Old 11-09-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Count me out.
Me too - I wouldn't want to live forever UNLESS I had some magic potion that kept me at age 30 forever.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Death is quite tragic, quite an unfortunate consequence that comes with the fragile circumstance we call "life."

But that may change soon. With the help of multiple bright minds working on projects, it's only a matter of time before the key to immortality is unlocked, and the tragic permanence we call death is put to an end. By 2045, or even earlier, we as a civilization are expected to reach the point of technological singularity - where revolutionary advances in tech become exponential. This gives way to the creation of artificial intelligence, cybernetics, genetic augmentations, and much more developments that allow us to achieve immortality - or at least extend our lifespans.

All hail the Transhumanist Initiative!
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/p...ts-technology/
And I can remember reading stuff like this -- in 1972, when I was 23. Underneath all the fantasy, there might be a grain or two of scientific promise, but making use of it is a long-and-slow path. And Hollywood and its little-girl clients find "hard tech" soooh depressing.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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Not sure our natural resources sustaining life will last that long so for those (and zillions of others) wanting to live ever longer lives, better pin your hopes -and put your money on - NASA.
They dont consider things like natural resources!


Just imagine the daily energy requirements necessary if NO ONE died anymore!
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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No thanks. I already have eternal life awaiting me through Jesus. I don't want to live forever on earth.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:29 AM
 
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It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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No thanks. I already have eternal life awaiting me through Jesus. I don't want to live forever on earth.
This is a science forum, my friend. Keep your fables out of this.

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Not sure our natural resources sustaining life will last that long so for those (and zillions of others) wanting to live ever longer lives, better pin your hopes -and put your money on - NASA.
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They dont consider things like natural resources!


Just imagine the daily energy requirements necessary if NO ONE died anymore!
Reproduction rates probably slow down to the point that resources aren't an issue. Never mind the possibilities of space-faring for needed resources.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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...or not.


Death is not necessarily tragic, either. Death that comes at the end of a long and fruitful life is just the natural end of something that is finite.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Just think, you'll be able to dwell in sweltering squalor for all eternity. Lucky you.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:15 AM
 
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Reproduction rates probably slow down to the point that resources aren't an issue. Never mind the possibilities of space-faring for needed resources.
If you could live forever, even if you only had one child per trillion years, you'd end up producing an infinite number of children. People would have to reach a point of being incapable of reproduction. Even at that, by living forever, you'd eventually deplete all the resources in the entire universe and have to find other universes for more resources.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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Only the rich will be given access if this pipe dream ever happens - which I doubt.
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