If given the opportunity, would you want to live forever?
I read a very interesting article that got me thinking. The SENS Foundation have a theory that death is nothing but a curable disease. They claim that, with enough research, they will be able to reverse the ageing of cells and, by doing so, give humans the ability to live beyond 1000 years.
You see, I have made peace with the fact that I am no longer 18. I have long ago made peace with the fact that I am going to die, and not to be morbid, but I quite look forward to it (but that is a completely different conversation to be had, right?).
Yes, it would be very interesting indeed to see what the world will look like 100 or 500 or 1000 years from now. Interesting yes, but would we not then lose the urgency to make the best of every day? If you could live for 1000 years, what would you take serious? Would you live passionately every day, or would you waste your days, thinking that you had all the time in the world?
Would I want that? I don’t think I would.
Build me a time machine, and you will have my undivided attention. Now there is something that grabs me!
Agh, imagine being able to go back and forth in time with no limitation! I think there is a whole lot of gratitude to be learned by going back in time.
Which of you would want to live forever and how would you spend your days!