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  • The problem with infinites

    If you lived for an infinite amount of time, anything that can happen to you will, by definition, happen to you. That means you will die. So the concept of immortality is a paradox in an of itself. Secondly, you will also suffer infinite pain. Pain is worse than happiness is good.

  • Yes, I agree that people shouldn't live forever.

    The fact that we only have a limited amount of time on this earth is one of the main things that give our lives meaning. It encourages us to make the best use of our time and to experience as much of what this world has to offer while we still have a chance to. If we never did die, I fear that life would seem meaningless. I wonder what we would spend all of eternity doing.

  • Immortality is bad.

    First of all, unless you are cloned or frozen in time, immortality is impossible, at least for now. If it were possible, I don't think it would be good. People continue to have babies and they never die, Therefore, the population would over run the world. There would not be enough jobs for people and the balance of nature would be completely thrown off.

  • beginning and end

    What would be the point in beginning if there is no ending? If immortality were to exist, why or how would you have begun? The mystery of the end will never be answered. Please someone explain why you would want to live forever in the first place. Whats to live for if there is no ending.

  • Yup, who would actually want to live forever?

    Assuming the body does not decay while it is still occupied, as no flesh can last forever, immortality may seem, at first glance, to be a golden opportunity. But, when dissected and further examined it becomes evident that it is a fool's gold. To watch ones family and friends fade from history is a sodden affair. One would find themselves to be lost in a world in which no one can comprehend their views and experiences. Their days would be laden with boredom that can only be achieved from a life times worth of excitement. A life that lasts forever is arguably no life at all, in order for one to truly experience life, the threat of death must all ways lay heavy on their heels.

  • Immortality is bad.

    First of all, unless you are cloned or frozen in time, immortality is impossible, at least for now. If it were possible, I don't think it would be good. People continue to have babies and they never die, Therefore, the population would over run the world. There would not be enough jobs for people and the balance of nature would be completely thrown off.

  • Immortality is a potential avenue to lose one's humanity.

    I've just watched a movie regarding the potential of humans as a species attaining immortality. It does not look good at all. First we have to discuss the problem of extreme overpopulation on planet Earth, unless we were to invent some sort of galactic spaceships that enables humans to travel the far reaches of the galaxy to populate other habitable planets like in Star Wars or Star Trek, given our current technology today, is highly unlikely. Secondly, the prospect of sacrifice, i do not know yet what it is the human species will have to sacrifice as a whole to attain immortality, but I am certain, it is something dear to us and it may be one of the contributing factors which enable us to call ourselves humans in the first place an example would be emotions or the ability to reproduce. If I were to be given the ability of immortality but I have to trade the two examples I've mentioned before, then I will absolutely decline the offer of immortality for I can longer call myself a human being.
    Of course all of the things I've mentioned is just pure theories and opinions, for we cannot really say for sure what it will be like for us humans, I really just hope for the best.

  • Human Immortality is science fiction

    Human immortality is something that more and more people are starting to wish and work for. For it or against it, this incredible feat will take a long amount of time to achieve. The human body functions that we will need to conquer to reach immortality will be very difficult. Also, if humans are ever capable of becoming immortal it will lead to a long list of problems. Our world surely does not need any more problems especially ones of this magnitude.
    The most obvious way to start the list of the feats that we will need to conquer to reach immortality is aging. Now within the body there are these things called telomeres, and they help our cells replicate and stay healthy, but they can’t do that forever so after a while telomeres start to shorten which causes our cells to age and function slower. If we could find a way to make telomeres not able to shorten then our cells would not be able to age, but telomeres run off of ATP (energy the body creates) which the body does not have an infinite supply of. If you choose to take my word on telomeres take the scientist’s advice at https://www.tasciences.com/what-is-a-telomere/. So, even if we were to get telomeres to stop shrinking we would have to find some infinite fuel source so the telomeres could function forever at a high rate.
    Now, let’s get all of that science talk out of the way and let’s get into more of an easier explanation of why human immortality is a bad thing. Imagine growing up and being told that you are going to live forever. When you are in junior high this might not matter to you, but when you reach high school many kids will not care about what they do then because they know that they are going to live forever. Certain things like getting good grades or paying attention in class everyday will not matter because people will know that they can always come back and do certain things over again. This issue will lead into a huge heap of problem which will ultimately lead into life having no meaning. Why do people take huge risks and do peruse amazing feats? They do them because they know that they are not going to live forever so they must live life like there is no tomorrow. If you would like to read more facts that would make human immortality bad visit https://listverse.com/2012/12/12/10-terrifying-downsides-to-immortality/.
    Like I said in the beginning human immortality is something that more and more people are starting to wish and work for. As those people that are working for human immortality getting closer and closer to reaching it, I hope that those people realize the danger that it will have on short and long term life of all humans.

  • Think further please

    We always need to think about the consequences ,there will be a decline in medical jobs.People will not miss each other anymore and people will not acheive as much in their lives.As life is too short people will try to finish things as much as possobile .Not enough resorces will be available for next generations

  • Immortality is a good thing.

    If you are immortal, there would not be any more problems like these. Immortality will let you always be able to go outside and play, always be able to move very well, and also would not make you very tired all the time. Having a never-ending life will let you do the many things you want to do, and will not get muscle and bone pains. If people do not age, then they would be able to do many things that humans who age, do not. If someone has a everlasting life, then they will be able to enjoy life forever, instead of a mortal human that would eventually die.

  • Immortality could be good.

    While the yes arguements point to population, the rest of your family dying etc. I say this;

    If we lived in a world were you could be immortal, the choice to become immortal could go hand in hand with fertility. There is nothing saying that an immortal person must reproduce.

    Saying that they will be bored or must have death at their heels to enjoy life is subjective. What if science is your enjoyment. A great mind would not be restricted to a few years for his/her work. They could spend thousands of years learning about the world, learning how it works and gaining a much much greater understanding of the world than anyone can ever have with the life spans we are restricted to. Medical and scientific advances wouldn't be subject each new generation having to spend 20+ years learning the previous work, great scientists could just keep improving.

    Imagine is Einstein, hawking and Newton, for example were given immortality. Or any other select group of great minds. Think of the advances if they are given 200, 400, 600 years.

  • Immortality and opinions (pro)

    Have you started wondering why we die? Had we done anything better if you lived forever. You could be a witness of all the major event, could seen happiness and love. If you can walk the earth for years after we all gone, you can tell the next generation what we did and rewrite history. Also, you can stay hidden, waiting for a time to shine, life of hiding, runaway and off the grid sound very fun. Next, thing of a book, a thick one, so thick that it contain all of human knowledge. We can only get a fraction of its, but you can finish it, obtain so much that you are basically god. You will be the mega mind of the world, a super person that everyone fear. Not only that but you can create some projects that change the world (for the better). In conclusion, it's boring to be an immortal, but, with a partner, you would be much better. Discover secrets to your gift (kind of ) and share it ONLY with your best relative. Don't be a lone wolf if you are immortal.

  • Immortality is fantastic! Why reject the opportunity to accomplish everything you ever wanted?!

    There are so many things that lead to the conclusion that I want to live forever. Admittingly having to watch the people around me grow old and die, you would get past that, and still have an eternal life to live. The lives that we currently have are simply too short. We have time to raise a family, get a degree, grow old, and then we die. It's as simple as that. But being immortal would allow us to live the life we always dreamed of; and how could you possibly get bored? You can do what you want with your life. Get 5000 doctorates or PhDs, travel to every country in the world, and we won't be on earth forever. Companies are already beginning to study possible ways to live on Mars, and soon that will be a reality. We will be able to go around the universe. Explore black holes. Do things no one could ever dream of. And what about death? No matter what religion you are (or whether you have one at all), everyone is afraid of death in their own way... Some more than others. How would you feel if you didn't have to face death? If death was a shadow-less figure almost like the person in the deathly hallows who had the invisibility cloak and continued to cheat death. If life finally had a meaning and you could finally fit in. Although it would be far nicer to be a vampire (you had speed, mind control, could actually die), even if you weren't one (and you probably wouldn't be), it would still be amazing, and if I were given the choice, I would definitely choose to live forever, and make the most of it. And also, it's not like you would be stuck on a pirate ship only able to go on land every 1000 years (like Pirates of the Caribbean) or anything similar to these fictional, unrealistic and extravagant ideas. Also, everyone who is saying no to wanting to live forever is bringing up the point of having no-one around you, but surely other people will be immortal too, so it's not like you'll be stranded with no-one to talk to. The idea of immortality will either stay a secret or become a common trend, where people have the choice. While it is a simple answer for me and the other (currently) 44% of people on debate.Org, it will be different for other people, and therefore over-population will not be a problem, especially if we are living throughout the entire universe.

  • Being Immortal is good.

    You can visit the world and go to other places and have fun. While most people say that it is boring, the world keeps changing. You can have a lot of fun. But most of my friends say that it is bad because of over population. I disagree to this because you don't need to have sex and reproduce. It should be left up to you.

  • Being Immortal is good.

    You can visit the world and go to other places and have fun. While most people say that it is boring, the world keeps changing. You can have a lot of fun. But most of my friends say that it is bad because of over population. I disagree to this because you don't need to have sex and reproduce. It should be left up to you.

  • Depends on who

    If one person is given immortality, they would be tortured forever. No stop to it, they would lose their eyes, ears, etc. But if Einstein lived forever, or at least until he was completely done with his work, imagine how much more advanced we would be today. But at the same time if Hitler was given immortality, well, use your imagination. If we were all given immortality, then there would be so much overpopulation and no way to thin the population. I'm pretty neutral.

  • Immortality could be great.

    What a silly question deserving of a silly answer. Seeing as how in reality we know for a fact that no one is currently immortal. Also, we are probably fairly certain that no one could ever hope to attain immortality in this universe. I would say that the question and answer would be without the parameters and constraints physics has placed on us. In a world without laws like that I think immortality would be wonderful and full of incredible possibilities seeing as we don't need to eat or go to the bathroom anymore. We could possibly conjure things with a mere thought and we could receive and give love at any time for any reason at all. So yeah, I think immortality could be great. If you think any differently, then you don't have imagination.

  • Nobody should live forever!!!!!

    I know, I know, everyone wants to live forever! But why? You would have to see all the future wars and depressions and watch all your family members die. And if everyone is immortal the world will be over populated. We need people dying every now and again. It's part of the wheel. If you are still not convinced, read Tuck Everlasting!

  • Living forever could be good.

    If you have a measly life with no happiness. If you live forever something good is bound to happen. Also you could learn so much more if you had forever to learn stuff. You could also explore the universe without fear of dying. SO i think immortality can be good. .

  • Immortality: Yes or No

    I would say no because a lot of people now really suffer in their life now and it would be way worse if they had immortality. People would have to work forever to keep the things they have. Women will continue to have children and we will be over populated,because of this Earth's resources will be limited,and because of Earth's resources are limited every one will not have homes.


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kevinbond says2016-12-10T22:01:23.793
Immortality already is a fact - I can make everybody Immortal in less than a month - We humans can stop aging (by wiping out all diseases) and live forever (like our Creators from the planet of Nibiru - The Anunnaki) - I got the key to our Biological Immortality - By staying absolutely healthy all the time - By doing my discovery (just an exercise for a minute a day) - My WVCD - The Weapon of Virus and Cancer Destruction, that cures and prevents any diseases, known on Earth for millions of years, even radiation disease - I will describe my WVCD to everyone, who sends me a check for one million bucks - Everybody will stay absolutely healthy all the time, living their Endless Lives, for Infinite Health = Immortality.
kevinbond says2016-12-10T22:01:42.200
Immortality already is a fact - I can make everybody Immortal in less than a month - We humans can stop aging (by wiping out all diseases) and live forever (like our Creators from the planet of Nibiru - The Anunnaki) - I got the key to our Biological Immortality - By staying absolutely healthy all the time - By doing my discovery (just an exercise for a minute a day) - My WVCD - The Weapon of Virus and Cancer Destruction, that cures and prevents any diseases, known on Earth for millions of years, even radiation disease - I will describe my WVCD to everyone, who sends me a check for one million bucks - Everybody will stay absolutely healthy all the time, living their Endless Lives, for Infinite Health = Immortality.