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Would you like to live for 1000 years?

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posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
BTW, the over-population problem would be a non-issue due to colonization of other worlds. A journey lasting years isn't so much of a problem if you live past 1000.


Yes it will, we dont colonize worlds today nor will we be sending people to distant worlds in a hurdred years. Besides we would send unmanned probes to other systems long before people, regardless on how long they live, and even if/when we send them they would be in a cryogenetic sleep, in which they wouldn't age, that way they wouldn't need a huge load of food & water.




posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
BTW, the over-population problem would be a non-issue due to colonization of other worlds. A journey lasting years isn't so much of a problem if you live past 1000.


*nods at murcielago*
if im gonna live to 1000, i wanna live to 1000. i dont wanna get killed on some stupid ship. itll take a long, long, long time before we can get places. we're not even within 1000 years of a good place to colonize (outside of the solar system)(that we know of)



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:03 PM
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also, I think it will take a lot longer because of everything in a human body has to make it that long. People's skin, bones, & organs are designed to operate within a tiome frame, over time skin get rinkly and an old tired look, bones get weaker and more brittle and can brake easier and organs fail. This would be a huge undertaking. I certainly wouldn't want to be the first person to have this done. Since it would involve changing your DNA, and I have never liked that idea, I would be afraid i'd wake up after the presedure looking like some freak with a tail.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:17 PM
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I would LOVE to live for a 1000 years. I would become the SMARTEST person in the world!!



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
also, I think it will take a lot longer because of everything in a human body has to make it that long. People's skin, bones, & organs are designed to operate within a tiome frame, over time skin get rinkly and an old tired look, bones get weaker and more brittle and can brake easier and organs fail. This would be a huge undertaking. I certainly wouldn't want to be the first person to have this done. Since it would involve changing your DNA, and I have never liked that idea, I would be afraid i'd wake up after the presedure looking like some freak with a tail.


hey, id rather like a tail. i bet girls would dig it.

anyway, i have every faith that before they try it on humans, they will do every sort of test elsewhere. something changing us at that base of a level would be subjected to far more rigorous tests than most anything ever. i would have no fear of it should the time come. now, however, i wudnt let them within 75m of me, but thats not saying much.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:40 PM
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People, let's get real.

There are so many great things to do that I would like to do, but can't get enough time in a single lifetime. If I can do a parachute jump, and learn to pilot a plane, and finally learn to oil paint (I do some of that already), that would be fantastic.

Anyone not exicted at the prospect of enjoying the dawn every day and getting something good done for other people and themselves, is already dead.

I write music and I could use another 1000 years to get better at that



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:51 PM
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Well...I hate the part where your still trying to wake up but you wanna sleep. I hate it. I just wish there was a way to wake up instantly. Heck I'd live to a thousand years just to wake up instantly without the sleepyness. If you want to live longer you could not sleep for your entire life time. Lol.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by CookieMonster000
Well...I hate the part where your still trying to wake up but you wanna sleep. I hate it. I just wish there was a way to wake up instantly. Heck I'd live to a thousand years just to wake up instantly without the sleepyness. If you want to live longer you could not sleep for your entire life time. Lol.


try drugs. or a swift kick in the pants. or boxers. or whatever you sleep in.

the amount of things i could do would fill lifetimes. id spend half a century on each of dozens of different career choices. be the smartest man alive if i could remember it all.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by Azeari of the Radiant Eye
Sounds great to me...but we'll have to figure out a humane, acceptable way to slow/stop/reverse the worldwide birth rate. And/or populate some more planets ...we're not even close to being able to do that yet.



Which is the reason for all the death and carnage.. because our precious money is more important.. funny when you wake up in an Issac Asimov or Heinlin book eh? ..



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:41 PM
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be the smartest man alive if i could remember it all.

good point..... Can peoples memory even hold that much information? I doubt it, it seems that the older you get the more forgetful you become. At a thousand years you would for get how to die.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago

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be the smartest man alive if i could remember it all.

good point..... Can peoples memory even hold that much information? I doubt it, it seems that the older you get the more forgetful you become. At a thousand years you would for get how to die.


I don't think long term memory has an upper limit. I believe that the less important the information is the more likely the person is to forget it, so if there is a limit it seems that our brains are already equipped with a "Cleanup & Defrag" feature already. As for keeping the brain from decaying, well as some1 said above the body stops aging after around 90 or so, if this also includes the mind maybe just maybe we cant get it to regenerate itself long before drastic repairs are needed, preventative treatments say every 10 years would probably work.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:51 PM
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Promise me I won't look 115 and I'll go that far. After that? I'll probably be ready to move on!
I'll admit. I tried the HGH
I'm not any younger. But, I don't age like most either!



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 12:08 AM
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Watching family and friends die really wouldnt effect me, I've never fully understood why people love, to me its just something that hinders your mind.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by AngelaLadyS
Promise me I won't look 115 and I'll go that far. After that? I'll probably be ready to move on!
I'll admit. I tried the HGH
I'm not any younger. But, I don't age like most either!


The human growth hormone simply makes your body grow - it doesn't reverse the aging process.

Thats why Barry Bonds gained 40 pounds in the last 10 years yet is still in great shape and also looks old.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 01:27 AM
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To be immortal is a bittersweet thing.To watch those you love wither and die, but at the same time, you stand witness to great deeds of civilisation and tyranny.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:26 AM
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I would do it! in the next 100-500 years we should be able to replace most parts of the body with nano tech anyway, extending life further.I would glady replace all my body(except for the brain) if I could extend my life to 100,000 years old or more.You never know, you may become "enlighted" along the way, or even have god come down and personaly invite you into heaven.Also I would Love to live until the universe ceases to exsist,I imagine that it would be quite spectacular of an event too.Going down with the ship so to speak.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:41 AM
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I can understand people not wanting to see their loved ones pass on, but imagine ALLLLLL the people you would meet over the years. And as the saying goes, "It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."

Also, all the knowledge to be gained!!! I would be like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," learning how to do EVERYTHING. I think it would be pretty cool.

I would be concerned with one thing though. Even though you have the POTENTIAL to live to 1000, that doesn't ensure that you will actually live that long. Accidents happen, and I think you may eventually become peoccupied by death and going crazy as a result. Who knows?



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:47 AM
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If my body stayed the same as it is now, then yes I would love to live for 1000 years. Just imagine the amazing new things I would see. Just think of it, 1000 years ago there was no USA, England was run by Saxon Kings and the Vikings were raiding the eastern coast. Since then we have had everything from the end of Feudalism through the American revolution to man walking on the moon. Amazing !
I can only imagine what the Earth will be like a thousand years from now.



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:53 AM
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I believe this world is just one of many were able to see. Wouldnt like to live longer than I suppose to - I hope there is more for us to experience, so why to stay in one place?



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 03:02 AM
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People would choose to live only long enough to prefer death.
1000 years? More than enough time to know life isn't in living,
after all.



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