How many books are you going to read when anti-aging drugs have eliminated death and you're able to live for thousands of years?
>>19055383Not many. Reading is a juvenile habit that immortals would grow out of.
Aubrey de Grey got me too'd and he's the leader of research on senescence so I think research got pushed back by 50 years anon
i'd throw myself beneath the wheels of a passing truck before i'd live 1000 years.i'll read lovecraft on repeat til then
>>19055383>when anti-aging drugs have eliminated death and you're able to live for thousands of years?people would be an-heroing en masse
>>19055423Probably I want to kill myself now but I also want to live forever
>>19055383An eternity on this planet would be hell. Resources are still limited.
>>19055513The answer to this for immortals would be the same as the answer for us. Stop having kids. Every person in the world could easily have a first world standard of living if there were only one billion of us.
>>19055521You know that isn't going to happen. People have sex because they enjoy how it feels, kids for a lot of people are just accidents. There's nothing to gain from a population that can live forever and is stuck in the general mindset that it's stuck in. Elevation of humanities conscious would be a much more practical and beneficial achievement.
However many I like.
>>19055538Abortion, condoms, the pill, vasectomies. Sex without kids has already been solved technologically it's society that's lagging behind
>>19055566And yet despite these apparent achievements, kids are still being created by accident. Ergo, elevation of humanities conscious is much more practical and beneficial. But that'll never happen, because it's counterproductive to those in power, real power. A population that can't die has nothing left to fear.
>>19055581>accident>whoops i accidentally had sexhate when that happens desu
>>19055513>>19055538I imagine a hypothetical immortal would spend the first hundred years learning and socializing, maybe having a small family around 80 and see them grow up in 20. Why have more?Look at some of these people that post here? They can’t stand the idea of 50 years much less 500. I imagine the average immortal would get kind of tired of life and commit ceremonial suicide when he feels like it. I doubt this would be a huge problem on society. It aids space travel leaps and bounds.Now if we could just grow past capitalism
>>19055587No, you accidentally gave in to your primal urges without consideration of the repercussions of not taking the proper measures to do it in a manner that prevents any accidents from occurring at all.
>>19055594>accidentallyyou're having a lot of trouble with this wordi'd suggest consulting a dictionary
>>19055597And I'd suggest consulting common sense.
>>19055587If we solve aging we can solve unintentional fertility.
>>19055592immortality literally implies the incapacity of death. suicide is therefore not an option anymore. you're trapped on this planet, or some other planet, forever. no escape. that's hell.
>>19055395Damn that's a shame why aren't billionaires investing in the research anyway?
>>19055383None> All great books are inspired by the fear of death and the search for meaning in a finite life> Suddenly that becomes irrelevantI'll enjoy my eternity of exploring the universe while wireheading myself with futuristic drugs, thanks.
>>19055395Secret of immortality is screwing young chicks. The Taoists knew it.
>>19055383Perhaps three books per year. >you're able to live for thousands of yearsI do not want to live for 50 years let alone a thousands of years.
>>19055383I'm gonna do something alot more interesting than reading if I can be healthy and relatively young for thousands of years
>>19055383However many books i need to read to find a way to either escape this material Realm or destroy it if the former is not an option
>>19055607Comic book/theological immortality isn’t real. C’mon man.Drop a human body off building and he lives?Fly into the sun, and you live through that?How about a black hole? That shit isn’t ever going to happen. But maintaining life for a number of years, or indefinitely under some conditions, is absolutely possible. But their fragility also has to be admitted
>>19058686>theological immortalityI know for a fact it is. It is more than you think, and we are more than our physical bodies.
>>19055383How would my memory be affected by this cure? How am I going to remember the contents of books I read 400 years ago? If I'm going to have to rely on notes (which I can't remember either) why not skip reading in the first place and instead rely on sparknotes?
>>19058696>I know I have an immortal soul>It was in the instruction manual Or no, wait >My imaginary stepdaddy told me so. —via an old poorly written book We were talking about bodies in reality ITT, not yer ghosties
>>19058732Suit yourself. Enjoy your life while you still can.
>>19055395Based women saving humanity from the curse of immortality
>>19058738Yes, keep laughing. You will see when your time is up and realize there's still more to experience.
>>19055715death will always exist and will always be a mistery and a reality.