The Largest Issue Ever

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by tetra, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    Suicides,

    Yup what a nice choice to have. The most common form of death. No diseases, no dying of old age, very few accidents, no wars.

    I think I have had enough now, and I think it is time for me to die.

    The ultimate right and the ultimate freedom of choice.

    Cris
     
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  3. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

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    Exactly.......What about the so called third world????

    With your car flying to Mars, the Moon or some other planet.

    Yeah, of course....good luck!!

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  5. Wernerscott Registered Member

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    immortality and all that

    So what wrong with living for an indefinite period ( notice I didn't say forever ), several hundred years perhaps. Let's consider some of the arguments.
    1) overpopulation- An increasing standard of living results in lower birthrates. If practical immortality were possible then it would demand that other more immediate problems be dealt with quickly. Obviously joe public would ask the question " if aging can be stopped why not all the other evils as well?" Immortality would not hurt the poorer nations of the world. It would 'up the ante' so to speak. Likely if people lived much longer then they would have fewer children and at a later time in their lives.
    2) Psychological health would improve. We would have the opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past. And for some this would be very important. Depression might be a thing of the past as older people would not see themselves gradually falling apart and feeling useless.
    3) Relations between generations would likely improve although there would be some initial jealousies. The idea that too many people would result in competition for employment seems a specious argument. This is the same line of thinking which is used against immigrants. If there WERE more people then likely as not there will be more things for each of them to do. But some way way may be needed to convince individuals to have fewer children. Maybe. This is iffy I admit.
    4) Since given individuals would be more economically valuable the incentive to support such people with needed health and educational benefits would increase. Private companies would hopefully see the virtue of giving such financial aid to highly educated (and educable) employees. Governments would provide similar aid to those not presently working but going through the retraining ,upgrading portions of a (one of several) 25-30 year work/school cycle. Scientific progress in the area of enhanced longevity might, as a corollary, achieve what organized socialism has not been able to do, combine universal security with personal liberty.
    5) I am a fifty one year old male. I would willingly put myself forward as a "guinea pig" for any age reversal experiments that appeared likely to achieve success. I don't like being this age at all. Thirty was about right.
    These are a few admittedly random thoughts of my own. Any comments?
     
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  7. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

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    Immortality

    Immortality is not an option.
    It doen't belong with the Cosmos, we have to lay off our Earth-bound body's to go home and be born anew.
    Immortality, please no, ridiculous, sorry, only my opinion

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    You listened to Queen last night? I want to live forever.........beautiful song, beautiful lyricks, but no, thank you.

    Let me go when it's time.
    I will be back.
    You can even find loved ones back, when you are born again, and a little older.

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    Seems some people find eachother back in every life time they've got. Now that sounds incredible, doesn't it.
    This part I really do believe, I met some, a little few only, people during this life time I was sure off I knew them. And the feeling was mutual.
    That was a very strange experience, I assure you, but it happens. Luckily not only with me....

    I like to hear some other people of the forums who had experiences like this or other....
    Will you please tell what you experienced???
    Got the feeling I am standing pretty alone here.....
     

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