If you had the chance to become immortal, would you do it?

Asked by: Bluepaintcan123
  • A new Era of possibilities

    Just think about this one more leaving aside all the loved one's passing away bullshit.If someone becomes immortal he/she will live to see about how technologically we will be advanced up to.Not just exploring new PLANET'S but also harvesting all the energy making the atmosphere more breatheable. Just think about the technology advancements u could see plus not to ignore the fact u will also happen to see if happens Alien species. OMG man that would be nuts,Exploring deep into the space and finally answering the question of the decade. Who Made US ? (Was it another species whom which we have the same DNA or An act of god) I guess we might just have to find it out.

  • For the good of hummanity

    If I were to live out eternity under good health and have a fully functioning mind I feel I would have to say yes for the sake of Humanity. In life you live long enough to be a true expert in only a few subjects. You can devote your whole life to being an expert in one field of medicine. By you achieve this mastery the majority of your life is over. If you got the chance to live for ever you could be an expert in all fields. You could use your expertise in all subjects to come up with problems that no one could ever come up with.

  • A Transhumanistic future

    To live in a "as best as it can be done existence" with the choice to end it at will is the best thing ever. To achieve that "most perfect as possible" place, immortality, and to have a wide variety of choices in life in general. That`s what Transhumanism is!

  • A Transhumanistic future.

    To live in a "as best as it can be done existence" with the choice to end it at will is the best thing ever. To achieve that "most perfect as possible" place, immortality, and to have a wide variety of choices in life in general. That`s what Transhumanism is!

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  • The Quest for the Fountain of Youth.

    Human kind, indeed all living things have always been tethered to aging and death. For all of our mastery of technology and medical knowledge, it is an inevitable, inescapable fate for us to grow old and die. For thousands of years there have been those who would avert this creeping certainty of aging, who would break the cycle of deterioration, death, and decay. The quest for a way to remain young forever has consumed mankind and throughout history, across a wide range of cultures, there has been a strong belief in lost magical springs with the purported ability to restore youth, stop aging, indeed to staunch the inexorable march of death.

    The search for eternal youth and a fountain of youth is a frequent fixture of various myths and legends from around the world. One of the earliest accounts of such a place comes from the 5th century BC, when the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of a fountain in the land of the Macrobians, which gave the people of the region exceptionally long life spans. In the 3rd century AD, Alexander the Great was said to have searched for a fountain of youth, allegedly crossing a mythical land covered in eternal night called The Land of Darkness to reach it. The legendary Christian patriarch and king, Prester John, allegedly ruled over a land containing a similar fountain.

    Whether Ponce de León ever really did search for the Fountain of Youth, there have nevertheless been stories over the years of those who have claimed to have found it. In 1989, the author Charlie Carlson allegedly interviewed a man who claimed to be a member of a secret society that had located the Fountain of Youth and were tasked with protecting it. The interviewee claimed to be 93 years old, whereas Carlson described him as looking around 40. The man claimed that the fountain had been found sometime before 1845 and that it was his society’s duty to make sure that it remained secret from the world. This anonymous informant reportedly offered proof to back up his claims in the form of census records for all of the members who had lived past 110 years old, of which there were quite a few.

    While in modern days it will likely be genetics and stem cells that lead to prolonged life, mankind’s quest for immortality is not new and has taken many forms through the centuries, with various elixirs, magical charms, and famous artifacts such as the Philosopher’s Stone all reputed to grant everlasting life. Perhaps in the case of Florida’s Fountain of Youth there may be such a place tucked away among the many springs that are to be found here. Whether it is there or not, it is intriguing to imagine such wonders, and there will be those who will search no matter what, enamored with the notion that it could be possible to live forever if only they could find it. Maybe there are even those who already have.

  • There are a lot of books to read

    I want to read all the books ever written, and that takes a long time. So I would need to live at least a million years. If I would become immortal, I would have time to read all the books in existence. Plus by the time I'm done I could start again.

  • Eternal return (also known as "eternal recurrence").

    It is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space. The concept is found in Indian philosophy and in ancient Egypt and was subsequently taken up by the Pythagoreans and Stoics. With the decline of antiquity and the spread of Christianity, the concept fell into disuse in the Western world, with the exception of Friedrich Nietzsche, who connected the thought to many of his other concepts, including amor fati.

    In addition, the philosophical concept of eternal recurrence was addressed by Arthur Schopenhauer. It is a purely physical concept, involving no supernatural reincarnation, but the return of beings in the same bodies. Time is viewed as being not linear but cyclical.Walter Kaufmann suggests that Nietzsche may have encountered this idea in the works of Heinrich Heine, who once wrote:

    Time is infinite, but the things in time, the concrete bodies, are finite. They may indeed disperse into the smallest particles; but these particles, the atoms, have their determinate numbers, and the numbers of the configurations which, all of themselves, are formed out of them is also determinate. Now, however long a time may pass, according to the eternal laws governing the combinations of this eternal play of repetition, all configurations which have previously existed on this earth must yet meet, attract, repulse, kiss, and corrupt each other again.

    Nietzsche calls the idea "horrifying and paralyzing", referring to it as a burden of the "heaviest weight" ("das schwerste Gewicht") imaginable. He professes that the wish for the eternal return of all events would mark the ultimate affirmation of life:

    What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.' [The Gay Science, §341]

    To comprehend eternal recurrence in his thought, and to not merely come to peace with it but to embrace it, requires amor fati, "love of fate": My formula for human greatness is amor fati: that one wants to have nothing different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely to bear the necessary, still less to conceal it—all idealism is mendaciousness before the necessary—but to love it.

    In Carl Jung's seminar on Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Jung claims that the dwarf states the idea of the Eternal Return before Zarathustra finishes his argument of the Eternal Return when the dwarf says, "'Everything straight lies,' murmured the dwarf disdainfully. 'All truth is crooked, time itself is a circle.'" However, Zarathustra rebuffs the dwarf in the following paragraph, warning him against over-simplifications.

  • I think it would be an amazing opportunity, although most would disagree.

    Many wouldn't want to have to see their loved ones grow old and pass away, but something like that is inevitable. However, in a situation like this your death would be, which is something you shouldn't waste. The most terrifying thing in this world (at least for me) would be watching your life pass by and accomplish nothing exciting. If you couldn't die, then it could give you the courage to do things you normally would never do, and that is what I would be after.
    Nothing could stand in your way, and there would be endless adventures waiting for you.

  • So long as I'm healthy and enjoying life, of course.

    Frankly, it is easy to talk about the concept of dying gracefully and accepting mortality as a consequence of life - but I won't lie, death scares me. I don't have many fears, in particular, I'm not afraid of heights or spiders or confined spaces, but I can admit that the concept of absolute nothingness scares me. It scares me, if you'll excuse the pun, to death. I suppose part of it comes because I'm an atheist, and I don't believe in life after death. I think that this is it, this is all there is, our finite glimpse of the universe, and that when it's done, it's done. And I enjoy it, my particular glimpse of the universe, and naturally this makes me afraid that it will end. I think that life doesn't have meaning, that we don't have any inherent purpose - we live for the sake of living. So, I'd like to continue to appreciate nature and life as long as I can. Maybe even forever.

  • I'd do it.

    There is not enough time for everything. I am 20 years old and i feel like i didnt lived yet. . And getting older freaks me out. I wanna be young for more time than this. I don't want those wrinkles, Back pain and other older people's problem. But on the other hand i want to get married and have kids. . But i would gladly say no for them if i could be live more than maybe 40-50 years. . I don't want to die because of time or sickness. . I want to die when a feel like. . I mean i just wanna live and not worrying or thinking how much time left for me.

    Sorry for my english, Im hungarian.
    Not hungry.

  • A living hell.

    Imagine watching everyone you care about wither and die before your very eyes. Then imagine that happening for eternity. On top of that, seeing that you would appear to be the same age, you would eventually make similar connections to all age groups. Odds are, you would spend every weekend at the funeral of someone you know, forever. Assuming you move on after each spouse dies, you could easily go to the funeral of your current spouse, child, and grandchild in the same month.
    Unless you had enough money to live off of, including the rising cost of living, you could never retire so have to work for eternity. You would have to continue to update your skills so you can find work.
    Public reaction to you being immoral would not be pleasant. With the few people that accept it, most would treat you like a freak to be feared or a test subject. You think that society has problems accepting minorities? Imagine if you were immortal. Not only would that affect your daily life, including work but the lives of friends and family, all of whom may be shunned.
    Have you ever heard a new song that you really liked but over time, you just got sick of it? Eventually, that would the case in all factors of your life. Nothing would be fun or even tolerable any longer.
    Eventually, life itself would be so unbearable, you would beg for death because your life would become a living hell.

  • No, I am already growing weary

    There are many aspects of being immortal that I find terrifying. One is the idea of being stuck with the limitations of the self and this world for an eternity. It is noble to struggle to be better than the limits of oneself even knowing that overcoming those limits is likely impossible. If that struggle were to be made eternal, the desire and fire to overcome and to strive would slowly die. That is a state of existence which I would find intolerable.

  • No, I wouldn't mind a few hundred years though...

    I wouldn't want to be around when our sun becomes a Red Giant. Maybe there would be a way to get away... But that is a big maybe! And not being able to die while being roasted... Yikes!

    I'd take a few hundred years if they were in my prime. Also, as Bluepaintcan123 says... It would be hard to be there while watching loved ones pass. Immortality just seems like a burden to me. Biological creatures are meant to die eventually.

    I do not blame anyone who might want immortality, there are many wonderful things someone could accomplish with that type of time (and if they could not be killed by any means they could be a test subject and make wonderful strides.... For Science!)... Just not for me.

  • The heartbreak you would suffer

    Being immortal would have a lot of heartbreak because if you loved someone and they die you would have to live through the emotional pain that stays with you and you will fall in love, Again and again, Living through the same pain and when your family members die its heartbreaking that you would not be able to join them.

  • Life would be use less

    Imagine being immortal, Yes it would be better to live longer but you can't just look at the good things about being immortal, There are some down sides to it too. If you think about it, If you are immortal you will see all of your family and friends die, You would live until the earth explodes/ human extinction and you would have to float around in space for the remainder of your life. That wouldn't be fun would it. In the end what I am trying to say here is it would be fun for a while because you can take more risks but if you think about the long term effects of being immortal it just isn't worth the fun.

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  • No forever ever

    Death is a part of life how much joy and sadness can a person experience living eternally would eventually would become a burnout and life would cease to have meaning just watching it go by purposeless for vanity and fear of the unknown the old must make way for the new as it is meant to do it’s the only progress a person and the universe has to go through and come out the other side wiser

  • Death is one of the defining characteristics of life

    No, I believe ecology and natural selection are the source of morality, and to live in such a way would ultimately unbalance the natural system I am a part of.
    Life is the combination of death and birth because life is a process, something that occurs over many generations. Without one or the other you're not actually a living thing.

  • No I would never...

    If I became Immortal I would be the only one of my family and friends that would last, I would watch people pass and wars come, desolation would come upon the earth and I, one person, could do nothing absolutely nothing, I would have to stand there and try to make a difference but nothing would come of it. Why would I want to be immortal??

  • Immortal means not dying.

    One can still feel pain if immortal. Thus, you can be tortured indefinitely. Also, all your loved ones would wither and die before you. You would be permanently depressed. The pain would be unbearable. The only reason I would say yes is if you could give immortality to someone else.

  • I would want to be immortal, but people who know me would try to cage me and make an experiment out of me.

    If I was immortal, think about all the things people would start to think? They could possibly cage me and never let me go. They might even torture me until I told them how to become immortal themselves. I Do not want to become immortal, for any reason. You'll have to watch all of your friends and family die forever, you'll never be able to. I wouldn't be able to handle this.

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kevinbond says2017-01-15T17:22:49.357
Key to Immortality? - Relax! - I got it! - Physical Immortality on Earth 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 (concerning space flights) - 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.