posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 07:47 PM
I have always wanted to live a long time.
In a realitively young body.
It might be dependant on some expensive proceedure. Will one have the money to afford it?
If large numbers of people lived long, the birth rate would have to be reduced. We are already living longer and this needs to be addressed anyway.
Living with a lighter, better organized evironmental impact would probably be a good idea.
You would have to become a cultural chameleon, adapting as culture changed so you wouldn't feel isolated and melecholy for some [familiar] past
times. As you age you start using dated cultural references that younger people may have no idea about. Im in my late 40s and already see this.
It could be that 'long-lifers' would be shunned or thought of as 'immoral' by 'short-lifers'. You might have to get used to being alone. [If you
have a split personality you are never alone
] Politically it might make sense to be rather obscure. I think loneliness of mind might be the
worst. The ability to relate and communicate with other minds is very important to me.
The ability to see cascade of events of the future, and as importantly to experience the simple pleasures of life would be great.
If some of my immediate family members pass away, I could feel differently.