reply to post by AthlonSavage
To be honest, I would spend my days terrified of the consequences of being immortal, and in all probability would go insane. Why? Because it is
probably highly likely that: :
- You would spend an awfully long time watching people you care about die. Eventually, maybe you would even stop forming attachments and isolate
- Assuming that you can heal yourself no matter how bad an injury (otherwise you could just be blown up and die) then you would probably at some point
experience the following, and probably more than once:
Losing all your limbs.
Being squished into a paste.
Being schmooshed all over the ground after falling from a great height.
Burning to a crisp.
Being blown up.
Being shot/stabbed/hanged/generally being murderdeathkilled every way possible.
Being eaten alive (and consequently maybe even being pooped out).
Being ground up.
Suffering the Death of a Thousand Pins™.
And, guaranteed, at some point you woudl be hit by a train/car/anvil/piano
- You would probably at some point be corrupted by your immortality and the suffering that brings, and start carrying out nefarious acts, because you
can. Maybe you would become quite evil.
- If you choose the path above, you will most likely at some point be imprisoned and, as your captors know you are immortal, not be released until
such time as the society that jailed you no longer existed or was no longer capable of maintaining your incarceration. Hundreds of years? A thousand?
- If you chose a good path, and not an evil path, you would suffer a worse fate, I think - hailed as some sort of icon or miracle by a shedload of
religious, broken-brained nutjobs out there. Ugh.
- You would at some point be buried alive, probably in an earthquake, and probably for a very, VERY long time.
- Maybe you would somehow be trapped underground long enough for the continental plate to be subducted (if you were unlucky enough to be trapped under
the surface in a country that lies on a subduction plate) after which you would eventually be sucked down into the inner depths of the earth. As you
cannot die, maybe you would be down there for millions if not billions of years. Ouch.
- At some point, if life on this planet develops the ability to travel to other worlds, you'll travel the galaxy. That's a plus, but at some point it
is guaranteed that you would be stuck on a planet whose star goes supernova or goes red giant, swallows the planet, and then dies. Then you would
either be blasted out into infinite space or absorbed into the star itself. And, if sucked into that seething morass of nuclear fusion, you could
spend millions, if not billions, of years in there (it is estimated that it can take millions of years for a photon to work its way from the sun's
inner regions to the emptiness of space). If you are really unlucky, the star may simply die and cool into a neutron star or pulsar, and if you are
inside when that happens - well, then until the atoms that make up the dead star eventually break down and decay, you will be in there for billions or
trillions of years.
- No matter what happens, it is 100% guaranteed that you will spend the majority of your time alone out in empty space. If the universe is fated to
continue to expand or maintain stability and simply decay to nothing, and you are immortal, unkillable and therefore possess an infinite lifespan, the
majority of your existence would be spent drifting between the stars. If either of those two scenarios happen, eventually all matter in the universe
will decay to nothing, and space will be a truly empty void. And at some point you will find yourself no longer on a planet and in the void. And if it
then stays that way for infinity, well, good luck with that. If the universe is fated to undergo a big crunch and evenutally collapse back to a
singularity - well, I have no way to imagine that in my mind, but I can't imagine it would be good.
So, all in all, all things considered, being immortal would just suck, epically, And you couldn't even kill yourself to escape it.
Now, over to Bob for the latest weather.
edit on 5/8/2013 by dogsounds because: (no reason given)