If U could take a pill and become immortal

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Would you?
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  • Reply 1 of 31
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    No...



    Let's say the universe ended and everything. You'd be floating endlessly around space forever.



    How much would that suck?
  • Reply 2 of 31
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    nope.



    funny MacAddict.
  • Reply 3 of 31
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    Yep. My brain would evolve to such a point that I would exist in a timeless state of perfection. Therefore when the universe collapses I can simply shift over to another universe.
  • Reply 4 of 31
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,268member
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAddict:

    <strong>No...



    Let's say the universe ended and everything. You'd be floating endlessly around space forever.



    How much would that suck?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    LOL Macaddict I had the same thoughts...me just floating out in space hoping to die! 200 years is about all I could take of this World honestly.
  • Reply 5 of 31
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    Wasn't there an enya song/video about this? No wait that was Dido...no wait...it was ....argh..it was some cheesy ass singer.



    I would only take it if I could be immortal like Highlander. That way if I couldn't take it anymore I could always just get my head chopped off.
  • Reply 6 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by Outsider:

    <strong>Yep. My brain would evolve to such a point that I would exist in a timeless state of perfection. Therefore when the universe collapses I can simply shift over to another universe.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    evolution cannot occur w/in one generation, and thus u cannot evolve from the genetic material u began w/. so to yer theory.



    i live only to be an ass <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 7 of 31
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    No...



    Watching all your friends and family die before you... would be too much for me...



    I'd love to be omnipotent...



    E PLURIBUS UNIX

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  • Reply 8 of 31
    Omnipotence would be cool.

    Immortality, ya sure, as long as I can choose to die if I really want to.

    Imagine being in purgatory... ewwww...
  • Reply 9 of 31
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    I'd rather take a pill that would make you healthy when you start getting sick. Having a 103.5 fever really sucks.
  • Reply 10 of 31
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    The answer is simple, YES. Even if something horroble happens in the future, I'd still want to do it. Life is too short to do everything you want. I need to live forever, bwahahaha! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 11 of 31
    a10t2a10t2 Posts: 191member
    As much as I'd like to think I wouldn't, I'm probably too weak to pass something like that up. However, I'd have to live forever without aging (no Death Becomes Her shit, thank you very much.) And I'd have to be able to die when I chose to do so. What I'd much rather have would be a pill that gave me a live span of, say, 500 years. After that you'd run out of things to do.



    I could do a lot of good with that kind of time on my hands...
  • Reply 12 of 31
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by FERRO:

    <strong>I'd love to be omnipotent... </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Wasn't Bob Dole omnipotent? Or, was that something else...
  • Reply 13 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by tonton:

    <strong>

    "I am Connor McLeod of the clan McLeod, and I am immortal!" [Stabs himself.]

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Now lose the bra.



    Yes. In response to others objections-



    1. Seeing everyone you loved die is a bummer.





    Kind of selfish don't you think? I'd hate to see my friends and family die, but If I could make sure that I spared them such pain and would be around to take care of them I'd definately make the sacrifice.



    2. Going obsolete.



    Yeah, it might suck when everyone else is a cybernetically enhanced super-human, but it still beats a dirt sleep.



    3. End of the universe.



    I guess I'm an optimist, but I think we will beat that problem. Anyway, I think current theory suggests that a bazzilion years from now after the black holes have evaporated the universe would eventually quantum mechanically tunnel into another one. By then I should be caught up with my reading.



    I'm invulnerable too in this scenario, right? I don't think i could handle the radiation burns.
  • Reply 14 of 31
    You see, there's a problem inherent to this situation. What about the aging process? Assuming you are immortal, at what point to you stop "aging"? 20? 30? 40? 50? 100? 200? Can you imaging how weak you would be at 200? And what about diseases? Would you be immune to them or would your mudreds-years-old body be ravaged by the many illnesses?



    Yeah, I would choose to be immortal if:
    • I'd stopped aging in my mid twenties

    • I didn't have to worry about any sicknesses

    • and could "pull a Highlander" if things got really bad

    The only thing that would really bother me about immortality (aside from friends/family dying off) would be outliving humanity itself. Of course, I suppose I could find some other life in the universe to keep me company. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Being omnipotent, omniscient, or omniprescent on the other hand would be awesome! I couldn't possibly turn that option down. I'd get to be just like good ol' Q! :cool: <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 15 of 31
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    Q...



    I wish I could be Q too... ever since I first saw Q...



    being Q is my ultimate dream!



    Complete control over all matter, time and space...



    thats what I was thinking about when I referred to being omnipotent above...



    Just snap your fingers and the Universe is at your service...



    I'd be first in line for a pill that could do that...!!!



    E PLURIBUS UNIX

    ------------------------------------





    [ 02-04-2002: Message edited by: FERRO ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 31
    gregggregg Posts: 261member
    No, murch. I read Marilyn too.
  • Reply 17 of 31
    I'd take it! Seems wrong to deprive the world of me too soon. And then I would become Bat Man!!
  • Reply 18 of 31
    I wouldn't need to. I already believe that by intense concentration at the point of death, I will be able to merge my personal consciousness with the cosmic consciousness, and become one with infinity. Quite a trick.
  • Reply 19 of 31
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Immortality : no , but extralongivity yes. I wish i can live thousands years, to be the withness of humanhood and his memory,

    When the human race will die, i will die to.



    According to Nostradamus, i think i might be dead already, the end of universe was predicted in 2000 ? isn't it ?
  • Reply 20 of 31
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,268member
    [quote]Originally posted by Gregg:

    <strong>No, murch. I read Marilyn too.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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