Agnostic.com

34 0

If you could live forever, could you guess now when you would choose to stop existing? (Comment)

x0lineage0x 6 Sep 21

Post a comment Reply Add Photo

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

34 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

0

Sure. Upon obtaining the ultimate bit of information to be had and having the final experience available. Until then: Rock on.

4

With perfect health and no loss of mental capacity? Probably Never. Too much to learn, do, see, and explore to ever give up....

3

I would travel so much, learn so much, develop so many skills, meet so many people. With the power of investment I’d never worry about money. Assuming I would be able to live forever because health would maintain and aging would cease, I can’t say I would foresee an end date, despite what the vampire novels say

2

Never say die.

skado Level 8 Sep 21, 2018
2

When the inclination to learn something new ceases to exist.

2

if i were well enough and my planet existed, never.

g

1

Interesting question, but one that also raises the question of privilege. The super-rich are indeed thinking of ways to prolong their lives indefinitely - and diverting our resources and tech know-how to that end.
In the meantime, growing numbers are being denied access to health care. Death rates of the poor, especially Native American are increasing. To fund the heavenly fantasies of super-rich (moon travel, immortality), environmental destruction, regime-change and wars are being waged on brown and black people around the world to gain control of their resources and markets.
In the middle, is the comfortable middle-class of Western nations. To get their support for the fantasies of the super-rich, our corporate media present those fantasies as if they are common human aspirations accessible to all.
It is indeed no accident that the most famous literary character who lives forever - Dracula - does so by sucking the blood of others!

1

I know. If we wipe out all the animals , I no longer want to be around .

And if hypothetically, we could live forever, I don't see humans, as a species, existing that much longer. So "forever" becomes moot.

1

When they run out of ice cream!

1

Under what conditions? Infinite good health? Infinite abilities such as flight, strength, etc..?

I would soar through the universe, impervious to any and all obstacles.

1

If I was able to exist as a Vorlon type energy being who can investigate the universe in a living ship then likely billions of years. If it’s just me as an immortal human, stuck on Earth, a couple hundred maybe. I still need to see if we ever get those flying cars or not.

JDRay Level 5 Sep 21, 2018

Love the Babylon 5 reference.

@TristanNuvo nice to see someone who also appreciates B5.

1

If you could live forever would not the concept of time be rendered meaningless? The notion of forever or eternity implies no beginning or ending.

That is incorrect. Forever is confined to time.

1

When I stopped getting pleasure out of life...same as this mortal life I suppose

1

I cannot imagine that any sane person would want to live forever.

Probably not. Which means if you did, you'd be surrounded by crazies.

0

I'm not sure how I will feel about life in 20 years, let alone 20 million.

0

No. I have no way of knowing.

given the way the world is going, pretty sure it would be sometime before the environment becomes unlivable for everyone else, though.

0

Tomorrow afternoon seems as good a time as any.

R.I.P Sep 23, 2018

0

Not precisely, but it'd be a long time. So much to see, do, and learn.

0

I'm an extremely curious person. I want to know everything. I figure I could go at least 400 years without getting bored. If we break any new frontiers, it could be much longer.

0

This sums it up for me.

0
0

I'm certain that one could always find a reason to live one more day.

JimG Level 8 Sep 21, 2018
0

When I have seen, done, and tried everything, been everywhere, learned everything there is to learn. Or when I just get too tired of existing.

0

Ten years ago.

0

Yes
Exactly NOW

0

When it hurt too much to sleep comfortably.

Write Comment
You can include a link to this post in your posts and comments by including the text q:183842
Agnostic does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content. Read full disclaimer.