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Noel

"Live forever"

God! Why on earth for?!? Os ure, it sounds good at first, then you start to think about it. Ever talk to a centenarian? They're a pretty bitter lot- and they've made it farther than anyone!

Let's assume you could have perfect health and youth for as long as you wanted. Even so, everything you value you'd loose- including yourself. Your brain would still be rewiring itself over the decades as you experience new things. You definitely would not be the same person you are, or hold the same value structure you do, in your 150's any more than you're the same person you were in your teens. The things you value about your relationships would change, even the way you look at your spouse or loved ones would change over time. At some point you'd grow apart enough to terminate your relationship.

Over time, entropy rules will apply, and there'd be some alien person who resembles you in face only, but their mind would not be yours. Further assuming you avoid death from war, prison, random act of vilence, or other accident. At some point you'd choose to end their own life because you'd have all the time in the world to be optimistic and also all the time in the world to be depressed. Optimistic people can change into suicidal people, but suicidal peoiple can't come back. With time taken out of the equation, it'd be inevitable that every immortal would commit suicide assuming death didn't arrive by other means.




Michael

Generally, including in this case, I think the arguments against living forever tend equally to be arguments against living.




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