Kevin Joiner Posted almost 3 years ago Discussing "The Science of Radical Life Extension" with TED Books author David Ewing Duncan I've heard a lot of people discuss the idea of boredom as a reason not to live indefinitely. Seems to me that boredom, like any other mental state, has a physiological counterpart. In other words, boredom exists as a state or spectrum of states in the brain. It should, therefore, be treatable. And it's a big universe out there. Boredom seems unlikely to me.