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Old 01-01-2008, 10:46 PM  
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Hypothetical: Extension of Lifetime

If there was a drug that extended your lifespan to 150, then another advancement a few years later to 400 and exponentially from there, would you take it?

Assume this drug has no side effects. Or if you must have them for the hypothetical, they are like any other drugs with small headaches and things. Minor is the key.

So, would you take it?
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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But if you are a christian wouldn't this delay your meeting up with jesus? And would he be pissed you nade him wait?

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Old 01-02-2008, 06:30 AM   #3
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But if you are a christian wouldn't this delay your meeting up with jesus? And would he be pissed you nade him wait?

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seriously ...in this hypo do you physically age or just stay the same as you were when you first took the drug?
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:35 AM   #4
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I voted "YES" under the assumption that the extension was going to be a pretty good quality of life as opposed to 400 years in a nursing home or on a respirator.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:13 AM   #5
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It would depend on the state and body of the mind. Would your physiological state be the same age as your chronological age? If so, why bother?

And then too, there is the ethical questions of overpopulation. Do we want a shift from being overpopulated with young to ancient?

I'd be inclined to say no but without the answers to theses questions then I wanted to keep my options open.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:40 AM   #6
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No.

why would anyone want to?
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:22 AM   #7
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why would anyone want to?

400+ years of social security
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #8
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I would do it. I think lifespans are way too short now.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:55 AM   #9
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A few questions...
Would my quality of life be decent at all?(If it's horrible, like those we extend nowadays, then hell no)

Would my wife have access to the same pill? (Couldn't live that many years without her)

WOuld I be able to work for a higher percentage of years? (If I can't work, then how wold I support myself?)
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #10
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Would my wife have access to the same pill? (Couldn't live that many years without her)
Oh, that is like one of the sweetest things I've ever heard.

On a football BB no less.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #11
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I voted "YES" under the assumption that the extension was going to be a pretty good quality of life as opposed to 400 years in a nursing home or on a respirator.
Fair enough and something I should have clarified.
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It would depend on the state and body of the mind. Would your physiological state be the same age as your chronological age? If so, why bother?
I think this is the same as patteeu's question, and I forgot to clarify it. You'd stay the same, aging nonetheless but VERY VERY slow.

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And then too, there is the ethical questions of overpopulation. Do we want a shift from being overpopulated with young to ancient?
I knew this would come up. ACtually, this is one of the reasons I'm surprised that NASA or some other private industry isn't getting the funds to get into space. Imagine the 70Billion on Iraq going to getting us off the planet.

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I'd be inclined to say no but without the answers to theses questions then I wanted to keep my options open.
Fair enough. If you had a gun to your head, what would you choose?
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A few questions...
Would my quality of life be decent at all?(If it's horrible, like those we extend nowadays, then hell no)

Would my wife have access to the same pill? (Couldn't live that many years without her)

WOuld I be able to work for a higher percentage of years? (If I can't work, then how wold I support myself?)
Yes. Everyone has access.

As for your last question, I'm not sure. I think society would figure itself out.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #15
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If my Family and Friends have access, my answer is "Yes".

If not....probably not. I'm not cut out to be the next Lazarus Long.
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