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2013-02-01 07:56:18 AM  
4 votes:
The funny thing is that the first people to ever get such treatment are likely the people who deserve to die first.
2013-02-01 07:35:31 AM  
2 votes:
Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

You got your wish, now let us have ours.  I'm gonna 3d print me a moon base so fast your head will spin!
2013-02-01 06:40:39 PM  
1 votes:
mandatory abortions with each immortality shot, It's the only way,


besides, some people need to die


I got to wait 200 years to inherit the house? Dad, have you seen my gun?
2013-02-01 06:36:08 PM  
1 votes:
Hooray. Now I can be a wage slave forever!!!
2013-02-01 12:45:32 PM  
1 votes:

geek_mars: The only way I'd want immortality is if I could live digitally. I read about a month ago or so about scientists working on developing the kinds of computers that would let people download into them at the end of their lives (or sooner), and I think the idea is kind of intriguing. If I could have some control over my virtual environment (I wanna fly, dammit!) then I might be happier going Matrix style.


That's my plan.  I'm going to download my self into 10,000 deep space probes and explore the galaxy.
2013-02-01 12:39:44 PM  
1 votes:

Slaxl: I have also spent many minutes pondering that exact dilemma, whilst not high. A copy of you may be indistinguishable from you to others, and even to yourself, and while both might think they were the original since they have the same memories, only one really is. Only one is really you, so if you die and the other takes over there may still be a version of you in the world doing exactly what you'd do, but it's not you. Your consciousness has ceased.


What makes you say that? After all, in 'real life' you are constantly flushing spent cells and growing new ones. IIRC, the longest lived cells in you body live only about 7 years, some live only a matter of days (skin cells?). IOW, you're constantly doing a slo-mo Star Trek-like decomposition and recomposition. Yet nobody seriously claims you're not the same person you were yesterday or 7 years ago.

The key, it strikes me, is continuity. If continuity is maintained, the new you IS you, irrespective of your form.
2013-02-01 10:59:22 AM  
1 votes:

Grither: KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

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Well, guess you wanted to play that card

You know you've made it as a troll on fark when...


I want to believe that he's just a genuine old man, approaching the end of his life, and angry that kids want to focus on something that he won't be around to see. So he gets his nurse to prop up his bed, help him up so he can write, calling us all nutters because there aren't enough elements to build craft capable of travelling in space, when we should be investigating ageless atoms.
2013-02-01 10:47:38 AM  
1 votes:

KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433

[i106.photobucket.com image 525x750]

Well, guess you wanted to play that card


You know you've made it as a troll on fark when...
2013-02-01 09:47:23 AM  
1 votes:

LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).


Make a law that says you can only be immortal if you don't have kids.  Once you have kids, the process is undone.
2013-02-01 09:22:46 AM  
1 votes:

LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).


Actually, as women keep getting educated, the birthrate keeps falling. In a few decades, we'll hit peak population, and then we'll experience a global downturn in the birthrate. Soon, we'll probably have a crisis as the birthrate falls below replacement levels, and we'll have all the sorts of issues that the Baby Boomers are causing now (aging population) but on a much greater scale.
2013-02-01 09:21:37 AM  
1 votes:

miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

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i106.photobucket.com

Well, guess you wanted to play that card
2013-02-01 08:24:19 AM  
1 votes:
The day we conquer aging is the day we condemn every human on earth to a violent death.

/Suicide would become the only painless option
//It would bring on many changes
///But you could take or leave it as you please
 
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