Do you want to be immortals????

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  1. Foinikas

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    Hmm...naaah.
     
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  3. Aleksandar Boshnakov

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    I think if one person became immortal, the brain capacity will not be a problem - I don't mean immortality of human been like in the movies. I am talking about immortality of the soul and body in form of energy powerful enough to create and manipulate body shape, appearance... Not human anymore, something like angel or demon. This kind of immortality. :) Because if you have this power - immortality, such things like brain capacity, deceases, physical weakness will became past.
     
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    I think, no. ok we can have a form of fantasy here, but the pure energy is heat..and if you want to take it in a form of heat...you are going to burn, and to...have idea that form of energy (pure energy I guess, because what else than energy are we now?), to think it`ll be able to think and act on its own..is hard to chew :p
     
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    Angels, for example, are form of pure energy. And they are immortals. But also they can change their form and appearance. A human can see them in many ways and forms, if they want. So why you are saying it is impossible?? :) I think it is. But is not in our powers.
     
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    Immortal? Perhaps, if I had my full health. I could see potential in it, though likely it would also bring a lot of sadness to it. But to see where mankind and the world itself would be headed would be fantastic.
     
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    Yes, it will be sad. But with the years comes the wisdom. More wise more sad. But when you are immortal you can change people's lifes to good. :)
     
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    Why would you ever want to live for eternity?

    Even in most mythology immortality is more of a curse than a blessing.
    If memory serves, in the Highlander isn't the real prize that Connor is finally allowed to have a normal life and die of old age?
     
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    No, I would not want to be immortals.
    It would get amazingly boring within a couple of centuries I'd wager. Or decades even.
    Read Luis Borges' The Immortal if you want, that clarifies that point of view.
     
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    and have kids....
     
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    I don't think I'd turn down the chance to live forever, if, as others have said, I can choose when to end it.
    I'd probably get depressed by going century after century seeing the humans stupidity and the destroying of our beautiful earth. If we got the chance to be immortal, we'd probably not enjoy life as much as we do now. We get things done, cause we only have a limited time to live.
     
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    Indeed. Living forever without an end in sight is the epitome of hell. But if I could choose to end my life, yeah sure, I'll hang around a few centuries and see what happens. In saying that, I would not want to be forever decaying.... No point living for hundreds of years if you end up looking like something from a Stephen King novel. At this present age (28 for me), unchanging for hundreds of years.... Sure.
     
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    But then that wouldn't be immortality.
    Eternity, the kind of eternity promised by various religions says it would be forever. Which means you would continue in some conscious state for a trillion, trillion years. You would witness the birth, progression, and death of the Universe a trillion times over. It of course makes no sense at all.
     
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    Even our biology is on a strict timetable.
    Our brains only allow us so much time to do certain things, develop certain skills. When you learn about famous artists and scientists, that is the people who are extremely creative and brilliant (geniuses), you find out that their truly fantastic work occurred during a fairly narrow time window.

    I'm doing things now I couldn't dream of doing when I was in my twenties, but I also can no longer do some things that came easily to me when I was young. 2013 is creeping up on us, that's a year that seemed fantastically distant to me when I was your age.
     
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    same here... but 2015 hold special singificance for me 'cause of "back to the future"... it seemed sooooo unbelievably distant....
     
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    Trillion years life....births an deaths of Universes....sounds great :)
     
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    dude, for a start, you should post more :)
     
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    Well the tard of spam could teach our Aleks how to :D
     
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    ...... Which is why I said it would be the epitome of hell. :rolleyes:

    Living for 'a really long time' is more like it for me.
     
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    says a virgin of spam :D