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 on: Yesterday at 02:11 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Fiverings
The exponential trends of various technologies show that by that time you would likely be in an era of abundance. So being skint probably wouldn't be too bad.

Now we know you're on the windup!

 72 
 on: Yesterday at 02:07 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Mark
Someone who's skint maybe. Shrug
The exponential trends of various technologies show that by that time you would likely be in an era of abundance. So being skint probably wouldn't be too bad.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:06 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by robbie
who would choose not to witness their grandchildren grow up and then their great grandchildren?
Someone who's skint maybe. Shrug

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 on: Yesterday at 02:04 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Mark
  That's not wanting to live for ever. That's about maintaining quality of life. 
There is no distinction - immortality, if possible, will likely be similar to how we maintain a classic car and will be achieved through a continuous flow of cures and treatments to age related diseases. The idea of longevity escape velocity is that with each extra year you live, enough advancement is made to give you another year.

So living forever would bring you back to the scenario I gave. I cannot imagine a 200-year-old of healthy mind and body refusing treatment because they have decided that reaching 200 is a nice number to end on.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:56 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Fiverings
How so? If you're happy and healthy 150-year-old, I can't imagine that person refusing medication that keeps a life threatening illness at bay for another year. And then doing that the next year, and the next year.
 That's not wanting to live for ever. That's about maintaining quality of life.  Although what sort of life quality a 150 yr old might enjoy, God knows.  I know many healthy and happy nonagenarians that nevertheless recognise and are resigned to a considerably restricted lifestyle and face death with complete equanimity.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:52 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Mark
  Actually that's about the most irrational thing I can think of.
How so? If you're happy and healthy 150-year-old, I can't imagine that person refusing medication that keeps a life threatening illness at bay for another year. And then doing that the next year for another illness and then the next.

While not being a burden in this scenario, who would choose not to witness their grandchildren grow up and then their great grandchildren?

 77 
 on: Yesterday at 01:38 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Fiverings
I can't think of anything more rational than wanting to live forever. It's just always sounded the opposite because until now it wasn't a plausible hope.
  Actually that's about the most irrational thing I can think of.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:29 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by robbie
I intend to live for ever,so far, so good. woohoo

 79 
 on: Yesterday at 01:23 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Mark
It's young person's thing to want to live for ever.
I can't think of anything more rational than wanting to live forever. It's just always sounded the opposite because until now it wasn't a plausible hope.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:19 PM 
Started by angiebabez - Last post by robbie
  I don't think they'll have an option.
Im a tea man myself.

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