posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 06:20 PM
The scientific discovery is amazing of course, but I have to say, in general I cannot think of a worse fate than having to watch this world dig itself
ever closer to hell, with no hope of an ending of my own. Perhaps that is because I am an idealist.
I see the devastation which mankind does to itself, and I see the ways these ills should be solved, and understand intellectualy that the solutions
will never, ever come to pass. I understand perfectly that the wieght of mankinds greed and depravity is now much greater than the wieght of his
virtues, and that those most corrupt, are those with the most power.
Why would I want to live in a world that is as bad as this, and getting worse by the day, for the rest of eternity? Another thing to consider is
this... Even ignoring the religious significance of eternal fleshly life, ethicaly speaking , how can one justify taking an eternity worth of
resources, several hundred, or even thousands of times the normal human consumption of resources like food, fuel, energy, and materials ?
One of the things that makes me livid is the lack of understanding by big companies and governments, that those in power have a wider responsibility,
as those with the world at thier beck and call, to ensure that the world they leave to future generations is not worse than the one they left behind.
But in a world where people no longer die, there is NO hope of leaving the world better than one found it.
Picture the scene, there are two opposing forces on the planet, fighting for resources wasted thin by centuaries of increased consumption. Those who
are left, fall in to two groups. There are those who have been living as naturaly as they possibly can , trying to live off the increasingly sparse
land, but slowly being ground down by a lack of what we today would consider basic amenities, like medical equipment and pharmaceuticals ,
housebuilding equipment... We are talking about Fallout conditions here.
The second group, the Eternals, have had centuaries to amass vast stocks of consumables, and organise thier ownership and control of all the decent
materials and goods that can be stocked. They are a group of people who have had expirience in survival that you and I cannot even comprehend. Who
among us knows what a life that long would allow us to achieve , what instincts we would have, and how well honed they would be?
The natural , un altered humans on the planet see the Eternals as some sort of tyranny , consuming that which in the natural order , would be held in
reserve to feed, clothe and house the young. The Eternals see those who live as nature intended, as curious throwbacks, as we see chimps and apes.
Nothing more than walking memories of a pathetic era in human history.
There are of course other ways that this could go down, but knowing as much as I do about the human condition, I cannot see a way of immortalising
our flesly bodies can work out well for the human race as a whole. Im sure it would be a good augmentation to give to those who intend to go on long
space flights, but to have persons increasing thier lifespans indefinitely , and living on Earth.... There is just NO way, no way in the world that
the scenario can work out well for the human race as whole.