posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 09:01 PM
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by AthlonSavage
Is this a trick question? My mind says I should choose the second choice, but I think the correct choice would be the first one. However, I
wouldn't want to live that long. I would miss everyone that passed before me.
Now that I think about it, neither one. It's a trick question.
You give basically the same answer I would and you brought up an important point. Mankind is a social animal, we make connections, we have friends,
enemies, family and lovers. What benefit is there in living 10,000 years if you can't share it? What benefit is there in living 10,000 years if you
can't change the world to make it a better place? What benefit is there in watching the people you love waste away and die? One would have to pretty
self-centric to take the 10,000 year option as all it would bring is knowledge without emottional supports. 10,000 years ahh, I could accumulate a ton
of knowledge but for what, I couldn't change anything, I couldn't make meaningfull relationships, it would be like being totally sentient, knowing
everything but living in a pain amplifier.
The 100 year option, again is problematic, it's superficial. What you do again requires ego-centrism, it's all about "you" and the moment. Another
problem is what if the receiver of this offer is a psychopath? It would seem that every (depraved) desire to be fulfilled would cover a lot of ground
I sure wouldn't want to tread on, gain the world, lose your soul? Having that kind of power, to do anything, breeds its own form of contempt for life
and people, I'd pass on this one.
Wish vending machine or Cosmic Muffin... The Agnostics prayer, "Dear God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul."
Neither option is good as you cannot even have the illusion of control over your future, which is at least what we have now, the illusio of control. I
think I would respectively decline the two offers and simply ask if we could go to lunch and talk about the meaning of life.
Cheers - Dave