reply to post by Evildead
I'm still torn on the issue.
You're only immortal until someone or something kills you then you were just really really long lived.
Basically we can get rid of natural deaths but not freak accidents or even some plague level events if you can't get help in time.
All that aside, sure I wouldn't mind living forever if I had something to do.
I'm a scientist I have to learn and experiment.
Aside from that I have hobbies as well, whittling motorcycle riding(once I'm healed).
As long as there are new books to read and new adventures to have I'm game.
Living forever doing the same thing or just for the sake of living forever holds no value to me though.
I am interested in possible limb replacement that such research would lead to though.
I am partially paralyzed below my left knee and have nerve damage throughout that leg and in other places.
I would sign up for a limb replacement in a heart beat even if it were just a clinical trial.
Not being able to be fully active when you are an adrenalin junkie is horrible.
As for the technology we actually are quite close to cloning organs and limbs.
We even found a way to fix that whole the cloned tissue ages faster than the cells the tissue was cultured from.
It's all in the tellomers, and we can synthesize tellomerace.
Any replacement bodies would either have to rejuvenate the brain, or find a way to copy and transfer that data perfectly though before true longevity
We've fixed the cell aging process and are close to cloning bodies.
We just need to fix the brain issue and we are golden.