Would you take an immortality pill? (1 Viewer)

Madmarsha

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How about a pill that would give me perfect health and mental acuity until I dropped over dead instantly at a nice ripe age?
Does it also restore the collagen in our skin that we lose with age? Because then I may be in!
 

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I've yet to figure out what makes existence this thing we should maintain; something we should fight for no matter what.

As with most everything, humans have a bias towards things we partake in. If you like to fish, then you see nothing wrong with it. If she likes her coffee black w/no sugar, then she thinks that's the best way to drink coffee.

Because we live life - we inflate the importance of it. Because life is ours, we can't look at it objectively. Like not being able to call your own kids ugly or dumb, but being able to make remarks about someone else's kids with ease.

Of the 100 billion 'existences' that have roamed this earth, there's no way most of those lives were special, sacred, precious or worth living. What are the odds of 100 billion anything being alike? 50 billion? 10 billion?

It's like 100 billion blades of grass. Tell yourself each one is special and precious and shouldn't be cut. But what would be the point of saying that?
 

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Yea, I'd take it. But only with some conditions.
1. My physical age would be that of someone between 20-40 years old. I don't want to take said pill at 90 and look like a 90 year old for the next millennia.
2. This would be an anti-aging pill and not a pill that never lets you die. So if I want to end it, I can end it. I bullet to the head at 2000 years might be OK.


I look at it this way. If you can just make it to age 100 but stay youthful, you can acumulate enough wealth to live off the interest for eternity. Also, that accumulated wisdom and life experience is extremely valuable. Since only a 1/3rd of humanity would choose to do this, that 1/3rd would become the most powerful demographic on the planet (assuming they choose to stay here). Also, longer lived people will be more concerned about the status of the planet.

On the flipside, the planet would need to continue its trend of declining birth rates.
 

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