What do you need to live forever

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  1. nsaspook

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  2. cmartinez

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    Interesting topic.... check this quote by @joeyd999

     
  3. tcmtech

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    What's needed to live forever?

    A very good reason. :p

    Give me 10 lifetimes and I will get back to you on whether I want any more after that. ;)

    I'm not quite half way through one and it's already starting to look pretty tedious. :oops:
     
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  4. joeyd999

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    But it wouldn't seem so tedious if you knew you could blow this one off in favor of the next.
     
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    Who said I already haven't? :p

    My Ex used to ask me all the time what we did to end up with each other to which I always replied that in our past lives we were really terrible people and this our punishment round. :p
     
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  6. SLK001

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    I plan to live forever... so far, so good!
     
  7. profbuxton

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    Live forever? Easy, Dont die!
     
  8. SLK001

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    I'm on track for that goal!
     
  9. Glenn Holland

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    I wouldn't want to live forever because eventually the Sun will run out of hydrogen and start running on helium.

    Then it will become a red giant and consume the Earth.

    So, unless you've got a way to survive 1800 degree heat for several million years, you wouldn't want to be alive after the next 4 billion years.
     
  10. cmartinez

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    Living forever sounds quite tempting... if one were to stay eternally young.

    The thing is, I think, that we're all born with brains that are altogether devoid of information (except for our natural, instinctive traits) and discovering the world is one of the greatest pleasures there are... after we grow up comes our turn to contribute something positive to this place using our creative side. But what then? Our best creativity spawns from our early impressions, and once that creativity is manifested, it becomes very, very hard to come up with something fresh and new. Why? because by then we'll be completely impregnated with prejudice and preconceptions.

    Considering all that... I don't think I'd like to live forever... not in the present human condition... IMHO
     
  11. SLK001

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    Oh, come on... I will have invented an interstellar warp/hyper drive way before then and found another goldilocks planet!
     
  12. nsaspook

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    I would say most of us become wiser after being rolled and snookered more than a few times in our youth. The problem I see with age, brain function and creativity is not that we think slower or minds are stuck in the past. The problems is our brains are full of factual patterns and it takes a while to go through all the permutations of the possibilities with new information or to retrieve old information in response to novel inputs as we search for possible matches from experience. Enhancements in raw brain capacity by machine augmentation is a much more realistic possibility in 20 years than long term biological life extension.
     
  13. cmartinez

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    That is more or less in line with my original idea

    But if we do that, we'll be changing our very nature, and will probably lose the right to call ourselves humans in the first place, won't we? Perhaps our descendants will become the very first artificial species of creation... or more simply put, the creatures of the creatures of the Creator
     
  14. cmartinez

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    Oh I believe you... if you're given enough time and resources... but what will happen when our very universe meets its eventual, unavoidable demise?
     
  15. nsaspook

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    Or perhaps like in the latest BSG saga we find out that we're really an artificial species of creation just like the Cylon "skin jobs" and our machine augmentation is a step in the progress of really being human.
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    Man falls out of a 10 story building. Every time he passed a floor they heard him say "So far so good.".
     
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  17. nsaspook

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    If you've had "a fair bit to drink" it might be survivable.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/man-survives-15-story-fall-zealand/story?id=19421584
     
  18. Glenn Holland

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    If there is a way to interface a USB stick with your brain, that would be a $ Multibillion invention.
     
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  19. cmartinez

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    You just reminded me of one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies... in fact, it's the very last movie that Natalie Wood made.
     
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