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Life and Immortality

I actually just posted this awhile ago but set it on like a day or something stupidly.

So i want to start by asking what's life and if our conception of it is correct. So our definition of life is birth, growth, reproduction, and functionality. Now the interesting thing of this is what about those that immortal and never die.
In our future we will inevitably become immortal now when this happens will we be considered alive or just being? Would we continue to reproduce or would we at that point become a species of one entity with no need of reproducing or growing. Or could you consider growth as the gaining of more knowledge which will always happen. How do you think an immortal views life as we know it now? (I would like some opinions on that) would they see death as necessary for life or just something as a problem we haven't fixed yet that they have.
And then what is the point of an immortal? Human's point is to satisfy their own desires we are selfish in that sense even if your desires themselves are not selfish. Or could you see the selfishness of humans as just a way to continue our species to become immortal. Then if that was the case what would happen when we reach that our ideas of constant improvement and evolution would cease what would we then do? what is the next step's point when we reach it is it still to improve? but on what is there to improve other than knowledge? and what would be the point of improving knowledge if there is nothing else to improve upon?


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  • Jul 13 2013: There are already immortal creatures on our own planet earth. Jellyfish and some other related animals live basically forever as long as they have a supply of food and are not eaten or killed in some way. As regards human being, they are not ready for immortality (as the Vorlon ambassador said in Babylon 5). Wgy? Well, there is so much fear and greed and selfishness for a start without the wisdom to deal with it. Its not that this wisdom is missing in some way, its there always waiting to be made use of, that very small voice always there saying to do what is right in each situation. Its just tha most people don't listen, overcome by the noise from other sources. Only once this wisdom comes to the fore will human beings be ready for such a big step, this also applies to communication with other civilisations in the galaxy. Afterall, would you want the plague that is humanity let loose on the galaxy?
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      Jul 14 2013: When did Kosh say that? ; ) I'm optimistic and probably will never see our children get up there and for once chase those pesky flying saucers instead of they having all the fun at our expense, that's our airspace! Let's see how they like being pranced around. : D
      • Jul 14 2013: Kosh said that after he killed that woman who had developed the immortality serum she obtained by killing others, can't remember her name, she was some sort of general who had wiped out an entire race. Just as the earth authorities were preparing to transport the general her shuttle was destroyed by a Vorlon ship. I really enjoyed Babylon 5, especially Kosh, that episode when he introduced Sheridan to one moment of perfect beauty was superb.
    • Jul 15 2013: frank-interesting thought but does age not produce wisdom? elders are normally considered wiser out of experience. An immortal would have no need to mess with others as it would be of little importance.

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