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(Daily Mail)   So, you think that girl is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with? Sure about that? 500 years is an awful long time   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 92
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2013-12-13 11:50:17 PM  
Since the treatment surely won't be free, this has all the makings of a sci-fi horror film where the rich live to be 500 and the poor plebes who can't afford the treatment, and weren't born into divine wealth, do the menial labor to support them. And they aren't worth shiat anyway because they only live to be 70, if they're lucky.

/progress
//Ridley Scott
 
2013-12-13 11:54:32 PM  
Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.
 
2013-12-13 11:54:35 PM  
Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?
 
2013-12-13 11:55:43 PM  

texdent: Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?


Sleeping Monkey already covered it I think, some kind of horror film.
 
2013-12-14 12:01:55 AM  
I'd have to ask Luis Wu or Lazarus Long.
 
2013-12-14 12:05:09 AM  
The divorce rate would reach 100%
 
2013-12-14 12:16:40 AM  

bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.


I can barely stand 20 year olds now.
 
2013-12-14 12:34:12 AM  

bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.


www.indiewire.com
 
2013-12-14 02:06:56 AM  

Mad_Radhu: bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.

[www.indiewire.com image 680x478]


damn it! came to post that same image!
/tiny fist
 
2013-12-14 02:26:35 AM  
NO.
 
2013-12-14 03:06:07 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-14 03:36:24 AM  

bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.


I wouldn't mind the body of a 20 year old on a 100 year old lady.
 
2013-12-14 05:32:21 AM  

doglover: bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.

I wouldn't mind the body of a 20 year old on a 100 year old lady.


Or a 300 year old VERY experienced and VERY bored lady.
 
2013-12-14 05:43:01 AM  
Still waiting for my flying car.
 
2013-12-14 05:46:28 AM  

bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old?


If only Dick Clark was still around.  He could tell us all about it.
 
2013-12-14 05:51:23 AM  
I would like to do it just from an observational standpoint. It would be intresting to see people do the same things and claim they are new.
 
2013-12-14 05:54:32 AM  
Awww hell no.

There are enough jerks in the world to worry about much less worry about the fact that they'll be around for centuries.
 
2013-12-14 05:57:50 AM  
Either we slow down with having babies or things would get crowded really fast.
 
2013-12-14 05:59:57 AM  
Yes, because the thought of being senile for 80% of my life span is soooo appealing
 
2013-12-14 06:02:02 AM  
Headline ends with a question mark so the answer is absolutely no. Extra no since it is the Daily Mail, a rag which extrapolates the most ridiculous conclusions from research on a worm ffs.
 
2013-12-14 06:07:23 AM  
In some of those old D&D books with long lived elves, and master wizards who can Wish away unwanted aging effects, those cultures didn't bother with such permanent arrangements as marriage.  Couples may get together, raise a few kids, then move apart after a few decades or centuries.
 
2013-12-14 06:09:38 AM  
With nearly 8 billion of us on the planet and growing daily, maybe its not such a good idea.

What we will have is a tiny immortal uberclass that rules over the unwashed expendable masses.
 
2013-12-14 06:10:36 AM  

Prophet of Loss: With nearly 8 billion of us on the planet and growing daily, maybe its not such a good idea.

What we will have is a tiny immortal uberclass that rules over the unwashed expendable masses.


One thing humanity needs to learn is just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.
 
2013-12-14 06:20:51 AM  
Simply sleep for 450 years, so no need to extend lifespans.

/obs
 
2013-12-14 06:20:58 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Since the treatment surely won't be free, this has all the makings of a sci-fi horror film where the rich live to be 500 and the poor plebes who can't afford the treatment, and weren't born into divine wealth, do the menial labor to support them.


Tech gets cheaper over time. Assuming this happens it'll eventually be cost-effective for everyone. Unfortunately.

SquiggsIN: The last thing this planet needs is the idiots who pop out crotchfruit like pez dispensers living to be hundreds of years old so they can have hundreds of kids.


Women have a finite amount of eggs which limits the maximum amount of kids they can have, here's hoping we don't cure that.
 
2013-12-14 06:22:48 AM  
"Daily Mail Science"

Oxymoron, surely?
 
2013-12-14 06:23:21 AM  

Oysterman: Either we slow down with having babies or things would get crowded really fast.


^this

I've got to read those Lazarus Long books
 
2013-12-14 06:28:19 AM  

Prophet of Loss: With nearly 8 billion of us on the planet and growing daily, maybe its not such a good idea.

What we will have is a tiny immortal uberclass that rules over the unwashed expendable masses.


It always baffles me how a "tiny ...class" can rule "masses".

I sometimes wonder if the masses don't deserve to be ruled, if they can't be bothered to rise up.
 
2013-12-14 06:54:54 AM  
I, of course, plan to live forever. But barring that, I'll settle for 1000 years. Even 500 years would be pretty nice.

/you've heard it mentioned, now go re-install.
 
2013-12-14 06:54:54 AM  
Why would you want to live past 80? Besides, isn't population control a problem because people aren't turning over as fast or as often?
 
2013-12-14 07:09:04 AM  
They had better cure cancer, because there's going to be a lot of it with 500 years of somatic mutations building up...
 
2013-12-14 07:13:45 AM  
Somebody has been reading "Bug Jack Barron".
 
2013-12-14 07:21:32 AM  
Shoot me! SHOOT ME NOW!
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-14 07:28:10 AM  
NOPE.

Even if this were possible, your body would pretty much make you kill yourself.  While they might be able to extend cell life expectancy, all the mechanical bits in your body would continue to degrade.  This means arthritis EVERYWHERE.

So yes you can live to 500, but you'll spend the last 400 years on bed rest, hooked up to feeding tubes because you can't raise a hand to eat and a PCA for constant pain.

But the worst part would be people who look at grandma and say "She's still got another 100-150 years of life left in her!"

And that's before any economic or social variables either.

tl;dr  People live long enough to become empty shells of what was once a person.  We're fine thank you.
 
2013-12-14 07:31:39 AM  
A while back I read an article in some magazine where someone did a statistical study of life expectancy that eliminated disease and aging from a human. The statistics calculated that because of accidents, violence and suicide the life expectancy would be about 350 years. I can't remember the source it was too long ago.
 
2013-12-14 07:34:32 AM  
but will it be enough to satisfy Walt Disney?
 
2013-12-14 07:37:03 AM  

GRCooper: doglover: bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.

I wouldn't mind the body of a 20 year old on a 100 year old lady.

Or a 300 year old VERY experienced and VERY bored lady.


Would she still have the body of a 30 y/o?  cause that would be interesting as all hell
 
2013-12-14 07:42:36 AM  

Smoking GNU: GRCooper: doglover: bdub77: Although can you imagine being a 100-year old but having the body of a 20 year old hitting on an actual 20 year old? That sh*t would get old quick, especially when it turns out dubstep is now considered classical music.

I wouldn't mind the body of a 20 year old on a 100 year old lady.

Or a 300 year old VERY experienced and VERY bored lady.

Would she still have the body of a 30 y/o?  cause that would be interesting as all hell


yes, but it will be in the crawl space buried next to all the others.
 
2013-12-14 07:44:47 AM  
Hooking up your brain or uploading your consciousness to a computer sounds more plausible than this.

fark it, put me in a cyborg already.
 
2013-12-14 07:48:12 AM  

Fallout Boy: Hooking up your brain or uploading your consciousness to a computer sounds more plausible than this.

fark it, put me in a cyborg already.


The Cybermen stand ready to upgrade humanity.
 
2013-12-14 07:50:53 AM  

great_tigers: Why would you want to live past 80? Besides, isn't population control a problem because people aren't turning over as fast or as often?


Currently the birth rate is falling a bit, showing a slow in the current population growth. It's projected to stabilize somewhere around the year 2050 or so, at 14 billion, i think (correct me if i'm wrong, please)

The problem with the concept in TFA is that if this works, you suddenly remove the side of the equation where people die and are removed from the population for the next 200 years or something (barring things like accidents or violent crime) which would practically instantly show as a massive explosion in population numbers.

Personally, i believe that if the tech ever arises which enables humans to live for 500 years WITH the ability to actually LIVE that 500 years (and as mentioned above, not have to lay in bead for 400 years due to normal body degradation) then it should go hand in hand with a drastic reduction in human fertility rates, something in the line of 75%, which might need an artificial origin.
 
2013-12-14 07:54:24 AM  
Not falling for it. Sorry, guys but I ain't giving her up, not in 500 years.
 
2013-12-14 07:55:50 AM  

Fallout Boy: Hooking up your brain or uploading your consciousness to a computer sounds more plausible than this.

fark it, put me in a cyborg already.


Or grow yourself a brand new 20 y/o body every 60 years or so, then upload your conciousness into it.
 
2013-12-14 07:59:01 AM  

Ishkur: Awww hell no.

There are enough jerks in the world to worry about much less worry about the fact that they'll be around for centuries.


To play devil's advocate, drastically increased longevity would cause incredibly worldwide social and cultural changes. Death is pretty much THE driving force behind why people do the things they do. Next to the basic needs to stave it off. Most of the horrible shiat we as humans pull is because of our fear of dying or fear of being killed by someone else. Take that away and a lot of people might end up much kinder than contemporary humans.

Keyword is "might" though. I'm in an optimistic mood. I'm sure I'll change my mind about humanity after breakfast.
 
2013-12-14 08:02:06 AM  

Fallout Boy: Hooking up your brain or uploading your consciousness to a computer sounds more plausible than this.


How do you know this hasn't already been done?
 
2013-12-14 08:04:52 AM  

LoveRBS: But the worst part would be people who look at grandma and say "She's still got another 100-150 years of life left in her!"


Enter 'Inheritance Powder'
2.bp.blogspot.com

Alternately, you could just go for the voluntary suicide special at HoJo's
media.expedia.com
So it goes
 
2013-12-14 08:06:29 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x480]


What movie is that?
 
2013-12-14 08:15:54 AM  

Gobobo: Simply sleep for 450 years, so no need to extend lifespans.

/obs


This! Plus start making reliable cryogenic systems and maybe humans could travel to other star systems.

/ We need nuukliar wessels.
 
2013-12-14 08:18:36 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-14 08:29:50 AM  

Bandito King: It always baffles me how a "tiny ...class" can rule "masses".


There is no shortage of people who will happily enforce the will of rulers against the masses whether due to authoritarian personality traits or simply for the privileges that come from serving the local rulers well.
 
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