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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 12 2013: I would think that immortality would be the greatest curse inflicted upon someone. I would need to know how the immortality works though. Does the immortal remember everything? I 'm not sure people would have that much memory storage in there brain for a million years. Maybe new memories come at the expense of the death of old ones. The next step to improve would be our goal. But, i believe there is no such thing as an immortal, because they will seek out death. I would think that immortality would be life's form of insomnia if death would be sleep.
    • Jul 15 2013: ummm so you don't think by the time we are immortal we will be able to expand our brain? computers are still just getting started ya know.

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