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(Humans Invent)   The cure for immortality has arrived. And it was under your nose   (humansinvent.com) divider line 104
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2014-01-17 12:27:36 PM
Wouldn't the cure for immortality be death?
 
2014-01-17 12:28:05 PM
Wait, no, I don't want that.  The cure for immortality is death.
 
2014-01-17 12:34:10 PM
So if I understand submitter's statement correctly, the current fixation on mustaches will kill us all.
 
2014-01-17 12:35:40 PM
Free immortality rides, ladies!
 
2014-01-17 12:52:10 PM
2005, wouldn't that also make this old news?  Yet I guess it was able to escape its Longevity Escape Velocity.
 
2014-01-17 01:11:34 PM
www.shadowlocked.com
 
2014-01-17 01:16:54 PM
Not everyone can live forever, where would we put them?
 
2014-01-17 01:18:52 PM
I could probably think of hundreds of cures.
 
2014-01-17 01:20:42 PM
You mean cocaine is the cure to immortality? That is one hell of a drug!
 
2014-01-17 01:24:28 PM

slayer199: Not everyone can live forever, where would we put them?


Other worlds...
 
2014-01-17 01:25:30 PM

MePod: Wouldn't the cure for immortality be death?


Budd Dwyer already discovered it.

/ And it really was right under his nose
 
2014-01-17 01:29:18 PM
I need a cure for depression before I'll want a cure for death.
 
2014-01-17 01:29:46 PM
Well, don't lose your head about it...
 
2014-01-17 01:30:10 PM
The cure for death is boredom. It doesn't change anything, you still die, but you don't notice the difference between it and death.
 
2014-01-17 01:32:02 PM
Without a cure for senility, immortality is a Greek Tragedy.
 
2014-01-17 01:33:05 PM
Too bad QA left Fark before he saw this glorious news.
 
2014-01-17 01:33:49 PM

slayer199: Not everyone can live forever, where would we put them?


Same place we put everyone else? I don't forsee people with a thousand years to live having a whole lot of kids at once.
Hell, maybe that would open up colonization of space. a year long trip to some place in the solar system wouldn't be as big a problem.
Hell in the age of sail people spent that long on wooden sailing ships, and that was a much bigger % of their life.

We'd pretty much have to start thinking long term. None of this "Well I'll be dead when this becomes a problem."
After the initial "business as usual" phase that I am sure would happen people would slowly start to realize that they really were going to
live basically as long as they wanted and begin to favour government and business with a much longer view.
 
2014-01-17 01:34:19 PM
*Crosses fingers* does it require a 3d printing?
 
2014-01-17 01:35:00 PM
Well my nosehairs are long enough be used as a garrotte.... so ya I can see that.
 
2014-01-17 01:36:16 PM

slayer199: Not everyone can live forever, where would we put them?


The mines.
 
2014-01-17 01:37:15 PM
With my luck, I'll live to be a thousand years old but get wrongly accused of a murder at the age of 42 and have to spend the rest of it in jail serving life without the possibility of parole.
 
2014-01-17 01:38:07 PM
Best part.....?
 
2014-01-17 01:38:55 PM

MadMonk: With my luck, I'll live to be a thousand years old but get wrongly accused of a murder at the age of 42 and have to spend the rest of it in jail serving life without the possibility of parole.


Well immortality won't end the need for license plates.
 
2014-01-17 01:39:03 PM
Who wants to live forever?
 
2014-01-17 01:39:06 PM
Is it just me or was that article very light on....we'll everything. All it says is that we'll be able to reverse aging by being able to cure the symptoms of again. That's like saying they key to getting rich is making a lot of money. You're not wrong, but you're not exactly helping either.
 
2014-01-17 01:39:55 PM
I caught immortality once.

Existing as a disembodied consciousness for vast eons until the universe dissolved took, like, FOREVER.
 
2014-01-17 01:41:19 PM

theorellior: Too bad QA left Fark before he saw this glorious news.


He left? I was wondering why it was so peaceful and on topic in the Geek tab lately.
 
2014-01-17 01:42:13 PM

reillan: Who wants to live forever?


At any given moment, I have no interest in dying. Until that changes, I guess me? I want to live forever?
 
2014-01-17 01:42:55 PM

JRoo: I caught immortality once.

Existing as a disembodied consciousness for vast eons until the universe dissolved took, like, FOREVER.


I hear ya, that was the first and last time I ever did a whippit on acid.
 
2014-01-17 01:43:14 PM
Dorian, is that you?

No, no I do not wish to view your portrait.
 
2014-01-17 01:43:29 PM
Haven't read TFA, but I'm guessing the answer is "the philtrum."

It's the philtrum, isn't it?
 
2014-01-17 01:45:09 PM

LasersHurt: reillan: Who wants to live forever?

At any given moment, I have no interest in dying. Until that changes, I guess me? I want to live forever?


There's no time for us, there's no place for us,
 
2014-01-17 01:48:54 PM

Mentalpatient87: He left? I was wondering why it was so peaceful and on topic in the Geek tab lately.


On Christmas Day he went into a thread about a classic Corvette and threadshiat about 3D printing. I cautioned him I would report such bullshiat if he didn't knock it off. Others were not so kind. He got bahleeted from the thread, and then got all butthurt and posted a farewell message on his profile. So long, QA, we hardly knew ye.
 
2014-01-17 01:50:29 PM

theorellior: Too bad QA left Fark before he saw this glorious news.


Awww... did he head off into the west to join Bevets in the promised land?
 
2014-01-17 01:52:09 PM

reillan: Who wants to live forever?


The cast of Fame comes to mind.
 
2014-01-17 01:54:44 PM

theorellior: Mentalpatient87: He left? I was wondering why it was so peaceful and on topic in the Geek tab lately.

On Christmas Day he went into a thread about a classic Corvette and threadshiat about 3D printing. I cautioned him I would report such bullshiat if he didn't knock it off. Others were not so kind. He got bahleeted from the thread, and then got all butthurt and posted a farewell message on his profile. So long, QA, we hardly knew ye.


Oh, that's so good it's gotta be giving me some kind of cancer. Of course he throws a fit and runs away when the staff finally does something about his years of shiattiness.

/what a cock
//glad to never speak of him again
 
2014-01-17 01:57:19 PM
I think the concept is sound enough, but he's not saying anything that hasn't been said before. Do I think it's possible at some point that, for example, stem cell research will open the door to rejuvenating cells without requiring the reproductive process to do it? Sure.But do I think our painfully anti science global society is going to make the discovery in my lifetime(and I'm only in my early 30s)? Probably not. And should it happen, is it going to be something made available to me? Nope. Nowhere near famous/rich/influential enough.
 
2014-01-17 02:04:54 PM

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2014-01-17 02:05:17 PM

LasersHurt: reillan: Who wants to live forever?

At any given moment, I have no interest in dying. Until that changes, I guess me? I want to live forever?


Who lives forever, anyway?
 
2014-01-17 02:07:46 PM

reillan: Who wants to live forever?


There's no chance for us,
It's all decided for us,
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.
 
2014-01-17 02:14:24 PM

brap: reillan: Who wants to live forever?

The cast of Fame comes to mind.


That was more of an after thought though .  They were more interested in flight lessons.
 
2014-01-17 02:15:23 PM
I am pretty sure I would be classified as a intellectual hipster liberal by most farkers, but I hate TED talks.  People talking about how brilliant they are for a 1/2 hour, I find it annoying.
 
2014-01-17 02:17:42 PM

stuhayes2010: I am pretty sure I would be classified as a intellectual hipster liberal by most farkers, but I hate TED talks.  People talking about how brilliant they are for a 1/2 hour, I find it annoying.


No, TED talks are rather annoying. Especially since they decided to make it a branding opportunity, so any dumbfark with money to burn and Deepak Chopra's number can pretend to be insightful and deep.
 
2014-01-17 02:21:34 PM
My Boobies was a quote from this movie...which seems relevant (also Amanda Seyfried is smoking hot in this movie).  If everyone can life forever, length of life becomes a commodity.

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2014-01-17 02:33:55 PM

reillan: Who wants to live forever?


You apes.
 
2014-01-17 02:37:11 PM
While it may be technically possible to be immortal (in the sense that one does not age), why in the hell would one want to? It may be possible to engineer an ageless body, but the human mind is not designed to exist in perpetuity. Imagine having to endure a tedious job FOREVER. No retirement, just living for the weekend for the rest of your life. It would literally drive people crazy over time.
 
2014-01-17 02:41:47 PM

Ambivalence: While it may be technically possible to be immortal (in the sense that one does not age), why in the hell would one want to? It may be possible to engineer an ageless body, but the human mind is not designed to exist in perpetuity. Imagine having to endure a tedious job FOREVER. No retirement, just living for the weekend for the rest of your life. It would literally drive people crazy over time.


wut
 
2014-01-17 02:42:44 PM

theorellior: stuhayes2010: I am pretty sure I would be classified as a intellectual hipster liberal by most farkers, but I hate TED talks.  People talking about how brilliant they are for a 1/2 hour, I find it annoying.

No, TED talks are rather annoying. Especially since they decided to make it a branding opportunity, so any dumbfark with money to burn and Deepak Chopra's number can pretend to be insightful and deep.


There's always the TED talk about how much TED talks suck...  http://boingboing.net/2014/01/08/a-ted-talk-about-whats-wrong.html
 
2014-01-17 02:47:17 PM

Khellendros: theorellior: Too bad QA left Fark before he saw this glorious news.

Awww... did he head off into the west to join Bevets in the promised land?


TechnoBevets Mk 2.0 went to the farm your childhood dog did. Wait patiently for UltraBevets to arrive; we have become exceedingly efficient at it.
 
2014-01-17 02:47:32 PM

MadMonk: With my luck, I'll live to be a thousand years old but get wrongly accused of a murder at the age of 42 and have to spend the rest of it in jail serving life without the possibility of parole.


Yeah, we will have to seriously reconsider executions as a good idea once we are all living 1000 years, just put them out of their misery already.
 
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