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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: To be or not to be.... that is the answer and the question. As a Time Traveller I too see mankinds future being one in which our lives are vastly extended. Immortality implies forever and in that context, I think people would become ..... bored, eventually!


    You would literally have had to have seen everything, bearing in mind, with intergalactic travel, there would be an incredible amount of time spent exploring all the worlds that are in the universe!

    Also given the size of the universe (Star Treckesque space travellers we will become) and all the planets we could populate, reproduction would still occur, probably by then with augmentation etc to live extra long/immortal lives)

    You could possibly know everything eventually too, provided you have been able to explore every world and engaged with every intelligent life form!

    Couple of things tho, not sure how literally being vaporised or blown up by an atomic explosion etc would work on staying immortal.... not saying tho that technology won't develop so that in the instant before the explosion etc your body, disappears/teleports to a safe zone!

    Some tho, despite all this, would still have just had enough and would just want to get off the life merry go round and probably then want to go ol' school and just die... like we do now! : D
    • Jul 15 2013: yes and i guess when you learn everything you become god or some craziness lol

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