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Immortality? Possibility?

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Postby MrMistery » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:00 pm

to condemn someone to an eternity in jail? sounds like hell on earth..
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Postby sachin » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:44 pm

But I think nobody will get bored if He/She remain 25 ever and if no close relative will die(mother, father ect.)

isn't it???????????
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Postby Oscerot » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:06 pm

Granted that not everyone will want to live forever. But most people will. I'm actually assuming most people will use it to live a few hundred years, get bored, than decide to forcefully kill themselves.

This "immortality" doesn't mean you cannot die. Because if you chop of your head, you're pretty much dead. Indestructability is something else entirely.

I'm pretty sure most prisoners sentenced to life will probably commit suicide.
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Postby destiny » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:16 am

Just imagine a person who is 20 this year and 100 years later, he/she still remains 20...I guess this person will eventually kill themselves cos he/she is tired of living...
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Postby Oscerot » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:36 pm

Well, I'm sure there would be some people that would do that. But then again, some people even do that now when they're only 20.

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Postby sachin » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:54 pm

Live Life Forever And Die respectfully for Nation...
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Postby Dustfinger » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:20 pm

I'd like us to be immortal too, but if we get immortal sometimes.....goodnight, Planet Earth.
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Postby Enzyme » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:40 am

Inmortality...

This topic has been followed by mankind since the beginning of history and nowadays many scientists are trying to reveal this mystery. Technological and scientific advances have done possible the progress of this interesting field. Now we have Genetic Engineering, higher knowledge in processes of aging (telomerase activity, apoptosis, free radicals action, cell division, etc) and more capacity to understand changes.

People have increased their life expectancy throughout time but, do we really want to live forever? That's the question ;).
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Postby Schröder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:50 am

Hmm...there's no way in hell biology would be able to make people live forever. I mean even if scientists were able to some how stop ageing or do something to the genetic makeup of the body it still won't make a difference. Because someone could get killed by accidents, murder, e.t.c.

BTW: I wouldn't want to live forever that;s for sure :wink: I spend a lot of time with my grandparents and their friends and when I see their expressions on their faces, I see that they've experienced life in its glories and its failures, that's what life is about then you move on. Experiencing that all over again makes no sense whatsoever. And also, there isn't a lot of things in this world that I hold on to so....
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Postby Enzyme » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:04 am

Schröder wrote:Hmm...there's no way in hell biology would be able to make people live forever. I mean even if scientists were able to some how stop ageing or do something to the genetic makeup of the body it still won't make a difference. Because someone could get killed by accidents, murder, e.t.c.


Accidents, murders, etc are exceptions because they aren't natural processes. We could include those exceptions if they were part of our natural life cycle, I mean, physiologically talking. But, as they aren't... Only we can say that they are mishaps/inconvenients.

I think that in a further future, scientists will discover the secret of avoiding ageing. At least, the secret of increasing life expectancy many more. But we (humans) need a lot of time and concentration to think and solve important mysteries, so... Keep waiting! ;)
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Postby Schröder » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:05 am

Enzyme wrote:
Schröder wrote:But we (humans) need a lot of time and concentration to think and solve important mysteries, so... Keep waiting! ;)


Heh! I agree wholeheartedly!
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Postby Enzyme » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:13 am

Schröder wrote:Heh! I agree wholeheartedly!


Our true and important unknowns are in Science and many people only are worried about becoming rich :cry: (and I ask myself: "Which are these people's intentions/goals/interests?". Really, discoveries are the "machine" that moves the world).
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