It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Would you like to live forever?

page: 1
0
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:42 PM
link   
I belive this is an age old question. Science tells us that one day we will be able to live forever. I mean we can now clone humans and animals and organs. You can even deep freeze yourself to wake up when they find a cure for your illness. But if you really think about it, what would you do with eternity? I mean don't you think you would get bord at some point and just say "let it all end". I think dying is a part of life and if I had to live forever I would have no idea what to do with myself. I know we have the technology to live longer and even better, but do people really know what they are asking for to live forever. I mean could you imagine watching all the people you love die and then having to live without them for the rest of your life. No thanks man not for me. Just wonder what others would do with eternity.


AL77zzz




posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:46 PM
link   
No, I would not.

To live forever would be to deny myself that one last answer.

What happens when you die?



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:48 PM
link   
ditto...

Me neither...I want to experience every single facet of life, including the end of it...and what lies beyond.

That, and about half the time this place sucks!



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:52 PM
link   
My first reaction is to say YES. But after a while (a couple of centuries), I would probably kill myself due to boredom. So, no...I don't want to live forever...as a human



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:53 PM
link   
I would like to live forever

If i were to live forever...I would explore anything that has to do metaphysics and find a way to mentally leave my body whenever i please...(OBE = Out of Body Experience) without fear....


By Living forever, you gain experience on certain things...



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 06:55 PM
link   
Seeing every friends and family members dies before you, that gonna hurt.


Nah...immortality is not what I'm looking for. Maybe later.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 08:27 PM
link   
It'd be interesting to stay young for longer, maybe enjoy it rather than spending it all in school, whatever. Even if you could end your life when it got bad, I'd rather not have to worry about eventually killing myself. And of course, the world will end some day. What would you do? Float through space, dying due to lack of air but never dying? Then you'd smack into a planet or a star, get stuck there until it explodes, then you go flying again. Let's all just die naturally- keep the pressure on to make something of your life, too.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 08:34 PM
link   
I don't think I'd get bored - and why would friends and family have to die around me? Couldn't they get to live forever too? ...Not that I don't want to experience dying - I do, eventually - but I have a lot to do - could keep me busy for millenia...



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 08:53 PM
link   
I would not mind living an extra 100 or 200 years. I would want to stay young though and I would also want alot of Modifications as well. I wouldn't mind having eyesight like Geordi from Star Trek, but with the ability to see normally too. I would also want a "brain jack" so I can interface with my computer more seamlessly. Some Genetic Mods to give me cat-like agility and bear-like strength would be nice. Man living hundreds of years brings up alot of other possibilities. Also my whole family would not die around me, because some of them may choose to go this path as well. I might be sad if some of them decided to remain "mortal" but I would get over it in a couple of decades, I would still try to remember them but just imagine what you could do and see in that amount of time. I'm sold, where do I sign up?



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 09:57 PM
link   

Originally posted by Derek Trance
No, I would not.

To live forever would be to deny myself that one last answer.

What happens when you die?



I agree as well - but I'm willing to take my time getting there! To live for a couple thousand more years - when we've achieved space travel, artificial intelligence, and TV dinners that are ready in 2 seconds flat! Sign me up! The universe is incomprehensively huge - I'm sure it would take millions of years for me to get bored.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 10:38 PM
link   
Assuming there is an end of existence as we know it, Then I wouldn't mind to do so, as long I remained youthful, it would redefine the phrase "Youth is wasted on the young...". But really, I am sure that unless interspace travel was invented that I would probably go insane, or become a philosopher.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 10:52 PM
link   
Of course I would, if you never age, like stay at 25 I would love to live forever, seeing people die and denying that one question is a little price to pay for it.

seeing all the technological advancements and everything it would be great,
of course even better is if you can travel in time and view whatever you want faster.



posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 11:45 PM
link   
As long as my physical body stayed young I'd love it,
I really wouldnt care about the people around me dying, It's like the saying
"Its better to love and lose, than never loving at all.

Of course as time went on I'd have genetic modifications and get rid of my emotions, I consider emotions to be a neucance.



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 12:32 AM
link   

Originally posted by AL77ZZZ
Science tells us that one day we will be able to live forever. I mean we can now clone humans and animals and organs. You can even deep freeze yourself to wake up when they find a cure for your illness... Just wonder what others would do with eternity.
AL77zzz


I'm not sure if I would want to live forever. There have been times in my life when I did not want to live even one more second.

But; as I have gotten older, things seem to come more easily for me. It is easier to go to work these days. I am able to make more money because of experience and education, all of which take time. Nothing replaces experience. I think that many would (hopefully) become masters at thier professions. I think we would advance faster as a civilization because we would be able to keep expanding our knowledge instead of taking it with us in death.

I would think that maybe the privledge of living forever would need to be earned. Based on contributing to society in some positive way, or else, you don't get to live forever.

The longer you live and work the more money you will make maybe even becoming rich.

The longer you live the more relationships you would have and more relatives that would result from those relationships.

The longer you live the more friends you would make...and the more enemies?

Here's a thought: I would not want to be able to bear children for the entire enternity, though. Just thought I would throw that in there.


Good topic!



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 12:38 AM
link   
Live forever? I'm assuming i'm living under 'working' conditions, like say 21-25 yrs old : P

If I could live forever along with the rest of my comrades


If I couldn't



To see the world go through all different types of technological/cultural changes would be pretty cool though.



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 12:39 AM
link   
No...no desire to live forever. I would like to live to be very old, but not forever....I'd miss the wonders of the afterlife for one....



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 12:49 AM
link   
As morbid as it may sound, in a way I actually look forwards to death. AL77ZZZ, you had mentioned reading my other thread I linked to, I think that has to be a pretty unique experience and as somewhat of a pyschonautic enthusiast, the neurochemistry behind the death experience is fascinating to me. I say don't fear the inevitable, embrace the experience. Or in the words of someone who has been there,
"Break on through to the other side..."
-Jim Morrison



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 01:14 AM
link   
Like most of you I would not mind living longer, not forever though. I would spend the extra years doing what I did not get to in my younger years. I would travel the world, learn alot more and spend my life thanking God for all he has given me in the past, present, and future. And at some point look very forward to death and the path after death. Following heavens highways.



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 01:46 AM
link   
I would love to live forever(or at least until the universe ends) I would love to see humanites technological advancements and world piece(if that ever happens). I want to travel to other galaxies and see different planets and I always wondered what being on a planet with a different color sun is like. Maybe meet some aliens. I would be sad when relatives and friends die, but I could always get new friends. Hey maybe I could be the first man on an another planet. Itd be no risk since I wouldnt die.



posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 06:38 AM
link   
I am going to live forever no matter what.



new topics

top topics



 
0
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join