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If science is going to take death out of the equation for us old folks, what the he11 do we have to look forward to?
I rather look forward to a new and exciting journey on 'the other side' when my work here is done.
reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
You do realise this works both ways right!!!
Why does everyone want to live forever? Don't you people ever get tired?
I don't want to live forever. It's not natural or normal.
The downside would be over-population though... there would have to be some sort of restriction on how many children a couple could have.
Overpopulation would become a problem...
& with so many of the population in a senile state, with many other underlying health problems we haven't "fixed", who would look after that many people?
Healthcare would collapse under the weight of so many to care for!!!
& the need for more Nurses & Doctors would put a strain on the economy with less workers outside of healthcare!!!
reply to post by freakjive
I spotted this earlier today. it's fantastic news...
There will always be the doom and gloomers... people saying stuff like the above or that be careful it could be hacked by an android device kind of rubbish.
But the truth is The governments of the world NEED us to live longer... they need us to be paying our taxes and do away with welfare in old age.
This is the single reason why our longevity is indeed going to be extended by a significant value.
edit on 4-3-2014 by Korg Trinity because: (no reason given)
"Push their beliefs"?
The sole reason that this is a belief is because is a stone cold fact that our physical vessel is to become a stone cold corpse!
There is no agenda to push death on people!
I found what you said to be horrendous to be fair!
This is the circle of life, not the never ending story!
However I will respect your opinion, as long as you accept not to accept eternal lifest's pushing their beliefs on people!
Apologies if I sound overly skeptical, but this seems to be a human version of reversing the Earth's revolution around the Sun in the opposite direction!!!
How about reversing Cancer?
Or Memory loss?
These things are not preventable as time goes!
I digress, but this idea of eternal life seems to be the ultimate selfishness of humanity!
Why do we need more time?
If you can convince me of this I will adhere to a much more positive outlook!
Better still, how would we cope with eternity mentally? Knowing we'll never meet up with loved ones we have lost who await our arrival in paradise?
Sorry to get spiritual, but put into perspective if we were meant to survive forever in this physical realm, we'd already be built that way!