If You have a lifespan of 500 years what will be the things you will try to accomplish?

Calgary, Alberta
September 9, 2016 9:53am CST
A long life is a huge fantasy of mine. I know I will eventually die but I save money for my health just in case the technology to make my life longer will exist within my lifespan. I mean nanobots and stem cell theraphy have tons of potential. If My lifespan is over 500 years, I will not give a damn about my great grand children's kids. I will only care about my direct children and my 1st degree grans children. For sure deaths of lifespan will be painful but I am already numb on that department. With a lifetime of 500, I may finally have time to pursue Science even though I am super weak at Math. With a life that long maybe I will finally I will spend 30 years just to be good in Math and my broken dreams of becoming an astronaut may finally happen. Since my lifespan is super long, I will try to get involved with Space colonization. I could join the program of colonizing Mars, Venus or the Icy moons of Jupiter. For a Hundred year it will be amazing for me to see a Martian of Venusian colony to grow. If your lifespan is 500 years what are the things you will try to achieve?
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@Bluedoll (16055)
• Canada
9 Sep 16
I want to imagine myself in a small town on groundhog day.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
You are not talking about Bradian in British Columbia right?
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@Bluedoll (16055)
• Canada
11 Sep 16
nope not talking about that - bit of movie nut here it was about this guy that lived the same day over and over forever long time
@ria1606roy (2646)
• Kolkata, India
9 Sep 16
I'll try to see every country of the world in great detail. Provided I'm fit, I will travel with my partner worldwide (he also wants that) and leave our children to live by themselves along with the succeeding generations. Maybe I'll contact them once or twice a year, but then I'd go visit a new place. Also I would love to master foreign languages and live among small communities from time to time and learn about their lives. Finally, I would like to go for space travel. But I would like to continue living on Earth. Maybe a home on top of a huge hill.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
I think with a lifetime that long learning more than 20 languages could be possible. I heard a person with average IQ can learn up to 5 language on the usual lifespan. Imagine if space colonies on Mars, Venus, Europa and Callisto is establish, tourism in those planets and moons will be a possibility. The Moon Europa excites me the most because it has oceans.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Sep 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker The moon Europa, yeah! I've heard of there being water/ice on it. I'd love to travel sure. But space colonies aren't really my thing. Wouldn't feel like home if I had to wear a suit everytime I go out of the colony house.
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
@ria1606roy It might be a worthy vacation though. There are plants to terraform mars. The process will take 100 years. After that Mars will be earth like.
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@much2say (33443)
• United States
9 Sep 16
Dang, a whole 500 years? Then currently I have not even lived 1/10th of that! If I could be in my present physical and mental state, then I think I'd be good to go . . . but if I were to deteriorate at the same rate as now, I'm not going to be of much use around 100 and not much longer thereafter . . . and to have 400 more years after that?! BUT if I could stay youthful - then that would change everything. I would get to try to pursue all my dreams - become an illustrator and author for childrens books, have several businesses, create a dream house and take my time working on it, train in figure skating until I reached top levels, master all kinds of skills and take all kinds of classes . . . the possibilities would be endless. That being said, I would have planned my life better had I known I would live THAT long earlier!
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
I think in a 500 year lifespan, 100 is the new 15 years old and 300 will be the new 30. It makes me think though if I will care about my far descendants. I mean my great great Uncle does not care about my existence. I have a feeling that by the time I am 200 I will have descendants who will be frustrated I am not dying because they cant have inheritance. I think I will just give inheritance while still being alive to my children and what they will give to their kids is up to them.
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@much2say (33443)
• United States
9 Sep 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I guess if that life span were that long, we'd have a big overpopulation problem on this planet ! Can you imagine how big the family would get in 500 years? That's too many birthday and Christmas presents to buy . Yah, my parents came from big families - the extended family probably don't even know we are. And I don't even want to think about inheritance issues. Well, my parents' big families have had big time problems with it . . . but I suspect our generation (with much lesser kids) would not fight over things like the big families did. With mulit-generations in a 500 year span - that's a lot of folks who could potentially try to "get something"!
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
@much2say I think we wont have over population problem because longer lifespan countries makes less babies. Look at the declining birth rates of Japan and Sweden. Also rich people are the only ones that can afford the technology. The poor people will still die. Also eventually Mars, Europa ,Callisto and Ganymede will be colonized. Heck Nasa have plans to make Balloon cities in Venus. Some day Miss Universe pageant will have a Miss Venusian floating city number 1723... or Miss New Texas(she is from Mars)
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
9 Sep 16
I cannot imagine working for 400 years of my life. I think I will die after I get sick of working. It is tough to think about working full time for 50 years which is the future that our young people have to face to, now you are telling people to imagine working for 400 years
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
I think I will just be working for 100 years and the remaining 400 will be more about pursuing passions and hobbies. Also the pension you can enjoy post retirement will be longer.
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@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
9 Sep 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker are you sure you can afford to retire after just 100 years of work, and have enough money to pay for 400 years of mortgage, food, medical, living expenses, and whatever other expenses?
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
@scheng1 I think time deposit account of all the money I saved can make things easy. I have an uncle who is a millionaire and his money kept on growing without running a business and working. He just invest money in companies that does well. Owning apartments is also a good away to make money without working. Also I can live on a 3rd world country with no war problems and enjoy a cheap cost of living.
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@marguicha (78144)
• Chile
10 Sep 16
I suppose that, after some time, I would try to find a way to die sooner.
• Calgary, Alberta
10 Sep 16
Unhealthy food extravaganza?
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@marguicha (78144)
• Chile
10 Sep 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker That would be a nice way. I´d have to check for the side effects though
@ms1864 (6969)
• Bangalore, India
9 Sep 16
I am a curious person, so i think i would go out researching ...i would get into science too...but the physics and biology part of it all...maybe a bit of astronomy... I don't think my lifestyle wouldn't change much...because i still live like i am in no hurry...and if I had 500 years on hand...i would still live like this.
@Bluedoll (16055)
• Canada
9 Sep 16
That was an interesting perspective that got me thinking. Long life no worry no hurry.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
When it comes to Biology I think 500 is more than enough time to find cure to multiple diseases. With Physics and engineering, Clean echofriendly technology might become a possibility I want to develop a technology to clean dirty oceans and rivers too..
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@egdcltd (5797)
9 Sep 16
On the plus side, current estimates on extended life are that it might start becoming possible in the middle of this century. On the downside, you'll probably need a lot of money. One potential problem with an extended life is an increase in caution. If you can live for 500 years, why put yourself at risk? Unless, of course, we can also heal people from any fatal injury.
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Sep 16
I think in the future the rich people can look 20 years old at age 80. While the poor will be dying on their 50's to 70's because they cant afford medication. It is indeed going to be a divide between the rich and the poor.
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