posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 09:00 PM
The concept of immortality is not a new one, and has often been the quests of old. It is, from all that I have seen and read, a trap unto itself. A
being that lives forever, breaks the natural cycle of life. In all of nature, from the simple bacteria all of the way up to stars, planets, galaxies,
everything has a begining, a middle and an end. I do not believe that as a species we have matured enough to warrent the ability to live forever, and
the consequences of such would be far more diseasterous than the bennifits to all mankind at this time. Consider, if it was developed and tested,
shown that they can extend the human lifespan by far greater than it is suppose to have, then what? Those who are long lived, how could they wake up
every day, to see their loved ones die, and what if they are married and then the person who is also like them, decides that they no longer desire to
be around them. The ages would wear heavily on a person, then there is the aspect of disease. A person who had the aging process stopped, could
languish in agony for years, as disease took its toll on them. Think about it, a person who was living longer, had cancer or some other disease,
having to undergo years of painful treatments and surgeries, could you handle knowing that is what you would have to look forward to for the rest of
your unnatural life?
But in the future, if we can settle things down, actually cure the diseases that affect a person, and society is more mature than it is, then maybe I
can see it being a blessing.