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Would you like to live forever?

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 04:11 PM
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No

Christianity already has one etertnity. I have no interest in finding out what 2 of them is like.




posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 05:29 PM
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Thats what i was pointing at, Relentless;
immortal can only ever be non-dying.
Theres no cop-out if you ever got fed up with it, even if you were alone in the world/multiverse.
It may well become an infinite torture.
But thats the problem with infinity; you might be in agony for 12 000 000 000 years, then something might happen wheres its cosmic-orgasm bliss for the next 20 000 000 000 000!
Im still for seeing what would happen over eternity.
We might be eternal anyway.
Just die and pop up some time/place different every time!
Alternatively, you could just drop into an abyss of nothing. Really be dead. Nothing.Nothing. Nothing. I can't actually imagine 'nothing'.
Personally, i like it here, where everything is, and i'd take my chance on transcending.



posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by cruzion
Thats what i was pointing at, Relentless;
immortal can only ever be non-dying.
Theres no cop-out if you ever got fed up with it, even if you were alone in the world/multiverse.
It may well become an infinite torture.
But thats the problem with infinity; you might be in agony for 12 000 000 000 years, then something might happen wheres its cosmic-orgasm bliss for the next 20 000 000 000 000!
Im still for seeing what would happen over eternity.
We might be eternal anyway.
Just die and pop up some time/place different every time!
Alternatively, you could just drop into an abyss of nothing. Really be dead. Nothing.Nothing. Nothing. I can't actually imagine 'nothing'.
Personally, i like it here, where everything is, and i'd take my chance on transcending.


Cruzion,
But what if all life ended and the plants and everything siezed to exsist. do you think you die then. I mean being immortal you would have to have some human form. I think if a big black whole ate up the whole universe then you could die. Otherwise I do agree that this would not be as much fun being around forever.



posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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No, i don't want to live forever. Who would want to see their loved ones grow old and die one by one, whilst remaining forever young? I wouldn't want to become jaded and cynical by never-ending life experience. We were allotted our time on Earth for a reason, and perhaps its our life task to find out what that reason is.
The far future is not ours to see and we would do well to leave it like that. It reminds me of the Highlander movie where the main character will not allow anyone close to him because he knows ultimately that we mortals are doomed to old age and death and he has lost the ones he loved the most dearly time upon time and is cursed to suffer the deaths of loved ones forever, whilst being denied the peace of death for himself. Who would want that?



posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by Relentless
It seems to me that everyone who would like immortality are making overly optimistic assumptions about the future.

So those of you who chose immortality if it were an option, do you take it no matter what? What if we blow ourselves into the stone age instead of advancing into space? Is the longevity still worth it?


Okay…where do I start? It’s in my head but getting it to the page is usually the problem.
I would want immortality immediately!

Why? I would like to see where we go from here. Which ever way it goes, I would like to bare witness to it.

I would only have one stipulation; to be left alone. I would want be a silent observer. I am not saying I would be completely withdrawn from the human race in general. For that may cause indifference? (Is that the right word?) But, contact would have to be limited. I would just sit back and let history unfold before my eye. Traveling to hot spots to see how they turn out. Write everything down, so when someone comes along and decides to try and re-write history, I can scan over my text to remember how it really went down.

I would not interfere, just observe. High upon my mountain, silently watching…God forbid, even if we blew ourselves back into the stone age, I would be here to see it all come to fruition once again. Seeing history written, then forgotten, starting from scratch, from the very beginning. Loop; repeat…a never ending cycle…

Yes, I would like to watch. You might find this sick or odd. I would like to just see it all unfold before my eyes…
Seeing how it all turns out. Even if it is over, and over and over and over...






posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 01:33 PM
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Yes, and no. I would like to live forever, up to a certain point if my current family members and close friends were with me. Otherwise, no.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 03:38 PM
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We have science and women.

Why wouldnt you want to live forever?

Those two things I dont think I could ask for much more.



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by bobafett1972
I would only have one stipulation; to be left alone. I would want be a silent observer ...
I would not interfere, just observe. High upon my mountain, silently watching…God forbid, even if we blew ourselves back into the stone age, I would be here to see it all come to fruition once again. Seeing history written, then forgotten, starting from scratch, from the very beginning. Loop; repeat…a never ending cycle…

Yes, I would like to watch. You might find this sick or odd. I would like to just see it all unfold before my eyes…
Seeing how it all turns out. Even if it is over, and over and over and over...


Wouldn't you get board just watching. I would have to have contact with people on a regular basis or I would go out of my mind. I think your idea of writing down accurate history is cool, but everyone knows no matter what happens there is always serval stories of how it took place.


al



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:38 PM
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Assuming that a youthful healthy state has been suspended then yes I would. Would I like it? Yes for a while then eventually I wouldn't. My sensory abilities would have to change for me to continue to find existence entertaining. Which would most likely happen numerous times during the course of eternity...between agonizing periods of boredom and loneliness.

But I would choose to be immortal not for myself but for the mortals in the universe. It would be a sacrifice.

Perhaps this is what God is going through.

[edit on 062828p://24u11 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:53 PM
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I changed my mind, I want to live forever. What if I was wrong about there not being a Hell? Man, I want to put that off as long as I can. And as a bonus, after the apocalypse, the world will be mine at last!!Mwaa haha



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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if you cloned yourself and transfered your memories over, would that really be you? or would it just be a copy? if you had two clones coexist at once, which is the true you? neither? both?
you may think its immortality, but...i dont know. it just lacks...the spirituality of life. I mean. The clones dont have your soul i guess.

its hard to describe what i mean, but do you understand what i'm sayin?



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by ZetaGundam007
if you cloned yourself and transfered your memories over, would that really be you? or would it just be a copy? if you had two clones coexist at once, which is the true you? neither? both?
you may think its immortality, but...i dont know. it just lacks...the spirituality of life. I mean. The clones dont have your soul i guess.

its hard to describe what i mean, but do you understand what i'm sayin?


This controversy has indeed been discussed many times on ATS so im sure many of us understand what you're saying.

Interesting though...for those who think we can eventually make exact clones and successfully transfer the soul as well (if you believe in the soul). What do you think would happen if you had multiple clones co-exist?



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 08:42 PM
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i honestly dont know. one would be like a machine, learning from the experiances...but not feeling them. they're a clone, so they're programmed to be like you. the one with the soul would actually feel whats going on. not that the clone cant feel, but cant feel in the deeper religious sorta way.

kinda odd i'm saying this, considering i'm agnostic too...



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 08:53 PM
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Why would you want to live forever, when we dont even know whats next!

Anyway I say its best to live this life as much as you can, because you never know?



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by ZetaGundam007

kinda odd i'm saying this, considering i'm agnostic too...


Being agnostic doesn't mean you cannot believe in the soul and all the various ideas centered around it. So long as your belief is rationally justified by evidence. Keep in mind "evidence" can come in many forms.

[edit on 092828p://24u11 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 08:40 PM
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Funny thread.

No I wouldnt like to live forever!

But each to their own.



posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 03:20 AM
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Sings "I'm going to live forever!"

If I could find a way to live forever without actually living through it, I'd do it.



posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 04:46 AM
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What about losing your legs and being stung daily by the wasps...

But I think David Cross put it best.

"In the Bible, they have people living to be 700 years old...800 years old...even 900 years old...which is funny. Have you ever met a hundred year old? If these people break their legs in their 300's, they would have to live the rest of their lives lying on the ground waiting for a piece of fruit to roll by."

EDIT: Just fixed one small portion that I forgot..."old"

[edit on 3/13/2005 by OXmanK]



posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 05:03 AM
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yes, but look at what a 600 year old man was doing: Noah built a BIIIIIG boat, then had more kids.



posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 05:45 AM
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im not sure if any scientist tells us one day we'll be able to live forever. when you're born you're born with a certain amount of brain cells. those cells are basically a ticking clock going down every minute of your life until you die. science can give you a new liver, a new kidney and perhaps a new heart but never a new brain. they may be able to actually slow this process of ageing and your brain cells dying yet that would alter everything completly. where 10 years pass you would only be like 1 year older, it just wouldn't fit in with everything. think about over population aswell. if there's anything to learn from this it's not do you want to live forever, it's more we should not live forever. our purpose in life is to reproduce, leave our legacy of genes to florish, and to eventually die...that's life in a nutshell.

[edit on 13-3-2005 by shaunybaby]



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