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If You Were Immortal (Longevity) - What Would You Do? How Would You Go About It?

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:29 PM
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Say you stopped ageing after 25 (or, if you are currently older than 25, reverted back to such peak health and condition); were disease-resistant (cancer, AIDs, viruses etc) and were radiation-resistant...

What would you do? How would you go about your life?

P.S.

You could indeed die (e.g. incineration, chopping off of head, stabbing heart), but it'd just be very hard to. Ergo, should no terrible accident befall you, you can theoretically live for at least 1000 years, before ageing by a year for example.




posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:36 PM
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Immortality is a terrible thing as it makes the evolutionary process, or any need for evolution, absolutely redundant. There is a reason why everything must die.

But to play along, the first thing I'd do is get a vasectomy. No need for immortal children, thanks.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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I'd probably go off to live in some remote forest and be one with nature for a few thousand years.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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Basically you would get tired of dying at some point. Imagine if you got hiv one year and then it was gone the next. The mental toll would add up. Then add up all the bad karma and curses that can come with life. It would be very much less stressful to die and be reborn minus all the knowledge and memories.
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:06 PM
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Hm, with that much time on my hands...

I would become the world's first immortal philanthropist.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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First off I don't agree with the cut off age of 25. I don't believe that is an old enough or mature enough platform from which to spring into immortality. I think 40-something. Because by then you have enough life experience to envision a direction with which to cope with so much time.
So, having said that, if I was to become immortal, I think I would live each "generation" of time in a different country and continent, all the while building immense wealth in real estate and precious metals and gems. I would infiltrate the elite NWO bloodlines and leak their diabolical plans to Alex Jones from the Bilderberg meetings. And I would have my own politicians, such as Ron and Rand Paul ready to install into office to bring down the IRS, Monsanto, the Fed, and the IMF. I would expose the Vatican after I had infiltrated their top security levels and let everyone know that it's been they who have been in cahoots with the Reptilians all along. I would publish the findings discovered under the Sphinx, the intention behind the Nasca lines, the architect of the Egyptian pyramids, Machu Pichu, and Goblekki Tempe. And I would verify whether or not the Mahabrata really does describe nuclear war. I would disclose the truth of 9-11-01. I would expose JFK's assassin. I would kick PG&E and the oil company's butts by giving out the secret of free energy.
I would wear a cape.
And then after the world's peoples are informed of the truth, set free, prosperous and healthy, I would retire to my oasis estate and moniter the world that it didn't return to this.
And it would be fun.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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I'd learn everything there was to learn.

Go see a movie called 'The Man From Earth' for other ideas...

www.imdb.com...
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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Do we get super powers too?

IF not I don't wanna play...



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:06 PM
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I am well past that age and I tell you, the only thing that keeps me going is 'what if I have to do it over again?'

I would probably be a hermit til I decided there is nothing else I can learn in this life in my present state.

I fully believe that the time we have is enough and if we fail to continue to grow, it is time to go.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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I would probably try multiply myself so the next generations would benifit from my freaky ness.I know for sure I would not tell my secret....Honestly, if it took time during this epoch I would probably pass.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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I'd rather have xray vision than live forever.

can I have xray vision?

Or *WinoVision*

oO



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 03:21 AM
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I would set about getting shot of my life as it is now, and move to the mountains, after about a hundred years around other people. I think to be quite honest, that although the body might prove strong as iron, the mind would break under the strain of all the thoughts and emotions to which I would no doubt get exposed during a longer period of association with the psychotic, deluded, self-obsessed apes which make up the human race.

I have no desire to rule the world, or gain vast fame, so if I did abandon all reason, and use my physical supremacy to change the world, I would do so from a position of total anonimity, and have nothing to do with the results, marshalling the fallout politically or physically, and I certainly wouldnt deal with camera weilding news hounds.

Although, you saying that I would be radiation resistant offers various interesting possibilities. Also, over thousands of years, a man could amass a vast amount of money, doing very simple work. Perhaps I would build up a little nest egg, and buy myself a ticket to space, and test out that radiation resistance properly! Space walk in the nuddy, bar the helmet of course! Anyone? No, just me? Suit yourselves....get it, suit?



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 05:53 AM
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Originally posted by winofiend
I'd rather have xray vision than live forever.

can I have xray vision?

Or *WinoVision*

oO


Although I think the rules are up to the OP, I don't believe X-Ray vision has anything to do with immortalty...it's more of a "super power" and as such does not automatically guarantee you immortality, however you might have a great deal of fun in the meantime.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by HomoSapiensSapiens
 


I would set about getting shot of my life as it is now, and move to the mountains, after about a hundred years around other people. I think to be quite honest, that although the body might prove strong as iron, the mind would break under the strain of all the thoughts and emotions to which I would no doubt get exposed during a longer period of association with the psychotic, deluded, self-obsessed apes which make up the human race.

I have no desire to rule the world, or gain vast fame, so if I did abandon all reason, and use my physical supremacy to change the world, I would do so from a position of total anonimity, and have nothing to do with the results, marshalling the fallout politically or physically, and I certainly wouldnt deal with camera weilding news hounds.

Although, you saying that I would be radiation resistant offers various interesting possibilities. Also, over thousands of years, a man could amass a vast amount of money, doing very simple work. Perhaps I would build up a little nest egg, and buy myself a ticket to space, and test out that radiation resistance properly! Space walk in the nuddy, bar the helmet of course! Anyone? No, just me? Suit yourselves....get it, suit?



I think you are relying on the first Highlander movie. Although that was a great movie it was an idea, and not necessarily a factor of immortality that you would "hear all the prayers". This thread is just about " What if you were suddenly immortal"?



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 07:03 AM
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I already have an exceptional memory, and in only 35 years I have acquired enough knowledge to know one thing for certain.

I would not want to live 200 years with all the burdens such a good memory provides, let alone forever.

Remembering almost everything about every interaction one has with others tends to leave a very bad taste in ones mouth after only 35 years.

There are no truly good folks, everyone does somthing at some point that lets you see who they really are when they arent busy hiding themselves from the world, and has led me to see that we must die, short lives, otherwise the emotional tole would be too great to suffer with without turning bad, not just bad, but very very bad.

We are not ready yet for the immortal life, we either need somthing to help regulate our brain functions, or just alot more evolution yet before we would be able to survive such a thing without madness and despare being the only true result.

No, one regular lifetime will be plenty for me, unless I take a pill or suffer some brain trama that renders me more like forrest gump, I already carry too much baggage, and would not wish several lifetimes worth on anyone.

Even having multiple wives and families, and watching friends grow old and die, and your children, and your childrens children, and again more children, and their children, a hundred times over..............

It would be more than anyone I have ever even heard of being able to live through without utterly terrible and retched existences being the only end result, and that is only a couple of life times, not even 400 years.

Sorry to be such a downer, but I am just trying to be honest.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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Please do not misunderstand me. I know precisely what the OP was asking, but after my, relatively short twenty eight years on this planet, I have already had enough expirience of life to know that putting up with other peoples bloody minded stupidity for a thousand years would be, frankly, a horrifying and totally unsatisfactory expirience. You do not have to be psychic, or a genetic freak, or "in tune with the neural interface that links us all subconciously" (as I once heard a total moron put it) to be exposed to mankinds worst excesses.

That would be a no thanks from me. If there can be only one, I would like it to be someone else.

(Nice Highlander reference by the way missvicky , but that wasnt where I was going with my thoughts originally)




posted on May, 25 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by signalfire
I'd learn everything there was to learn.

Go see a movie called 'The Man From Earth' for other ideas...

www.imdb.com...
edit on 24-5-2013 by signalfire because: addendum


That was a cool movie



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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How would you go about your life?
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Slowly
Cody



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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The more I read on ATS, the less attractive immortality becomes.
Period.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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Longevity like that would pose two major problems. Accumulating enough wealth to survive and remaining anonymous.

As soon as your long lifespan is widely known, you are going to be a target. Governments and the ultra wealthy will stop at nothing to discover your secret, even if it means dissecting you. Once you live past 100 without any sign of aging, your secret will be out. You will need a way to transfer your possessions to a new identity every two or three decades. With nearly all governments becoming virtual police states, keeping your secret will be almost impossible. There will be no place to hide. You will be destined to become a laboratory rat.

Which is just as well. I don't think the human mind could cope with such a long lifespan.



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