I’ve always wondered, what if we were all immortal? What if our life has no end? What if we live forever? Well, being immortal have several consequences, some of which are obvious. Each day we change into different persons. A 10-year-old is not the same as a 20-year-old. If all the human beings were immortal, where would we all fit? Yes, earth is big, but thinking about immortality it is not as big as we think it is. Moreover, a person will hardly remember what he did at an age of 5. If a person has trouble remembering what he did at an age of five how will he remember what happened a thousand years or even a million years back? Also, being immortal doesn’t mean that you’re safe from any diseases. If you have a chronic disease you will most likely live with it for probably a million years and more! Imagine the hospitals, they would be crowded by people. Everything would change for the worse. Everything would be crowded and tight. It would be a total nightmare.
If you are interested, this is a ted talk about immortality:
To me, a better option than immortality is an increase in lifespan. If I have the opportunity to increase my lifetime to 200 years I would take it, because then I would have more time to contribute more to the world. But we never know what science can do. They will maybe invent a pill or a vaccine that will increase our lifespan. “Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists.” The plan restricts calories to between one-third and a half of normal intake. When humans tested out this theory of restricting calories, within three months they had reduced the causes linked to aging, diabetes, cancer and heart disease as well as cutting overall body fat. Essentially it tricks the body into aging more slowly.
What are your thoughts on this topic? How will immortality or an increase in lifespan affect our daily lives? Which might be a better option: immortality, an increase in lifespan or maybe neither?