Would you want to live forever?

@snowy22315 (166810)
United States
March 29, 2023 3:08pm CST
A Google scientist who has been right about a number of other predictions says immortality can be achieved by 2030. Interesting, in that he doesn't seem to have a medical background. I personally have always expected to die, and not that it is something I am looking forward to, I accept it as inevitable. I don't think I could afford to live forever. I don't think the world can support people living forever. I mean what quality of life would you have when you are 110? Umm...I will save the living forever to other people.
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@rebelann (110389)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Mar
The only way I would want that much life is if I could remain young and healthy long enough to enjoy it.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
I would want to be able to afford it. Old and poor does not sound like fun.
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@rebelann (110389)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Mar
Poor in general doesn't sound good, I've been borderline poor most of my adult life, the jobs I've had paid just enough for bills and food but usually I'd have trouble finding enough money to afford shoes and clothes let alone other things.
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• Kenya
30 Mar
That's right instead of living long with suffering
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
29 Mar
No, I don't think I'd want to live forever... I'm having enough health problems already and I'm still not 60 years old yet...
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
Eat more fruit
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
@DaddyEvil sounds good!!
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
29 Mar
@snowy22315 I go through a bag of oranges every two weeks and usually two or three bunches of bananas. I also eat canned cherries and oranges at times.
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@dodo19 (46986)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar
Honestly, I don't think I'd really want to live forever. It's not something that is appealing to me.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
I am not interested in it either.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
30 Mar
Not appealing to me either.
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@RebeccasFarm (81864)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 Mar
What is he talking about? I am sorry but I do not believe it is possible. Well I don't want to die, but it is going to happen.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
Ya got me. He isn't even a doctor. Maybe he thinks AI is going to solve all our medical problems.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
@RebeccasFarm I mean there are still going to be car crashes where people are killed instantly, murders and the like..no way can all deaths be eliminated.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 Mar
@snowy22315 Yeah..he is probably thinking humans can be hooked up to AI
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@LadyDuck (451496)
• Switzerland
30 Mar
We are already too many on this earth... can you imagine what a terrible life all people would encounter should we all live forever.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
The earth has too many problems to support people living forever.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
31 Mar
@LadyDuck We should all be so fortunate.
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@LadyDuck (451496)
• Switzerland
30 Mar
@snowy22315 This is also my opinion and we are supposed to "live forever" only in afterlife, that should be better than this one.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Mar
Living forever doesn't appeal to me unless I can go back a few years. lol
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
Maybe if conditions were ideal in my life, although something to strive for, unlikely to ever be the case
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@vandana7 (98165)
• India
30 Mar
I am sure there are many like me who do not think their kids would have any future so refrained from bringing them into world...where are the jobs, and to live in pollution...yuck. So now that I am old and retired, it is difficult to plan forever ...financially too. I definitely would want to quit the scene by 75 or so.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
My family is long lived, and I expect to live another 30 years or so...but that will be plenty...no desire to live beyond that. Besides what kind of shape will this planet be in then?
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@jstory07 (132891)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Mar
I would want to remain healthy and in good shape if I could live forever. That would over populate the world more than it is now.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
I am gonna sign up for the opt out feature.
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• United States
30 Mar
No I would not want to live forever. They always say you only have 1 life, so make the most of it. Also, I have seen the movie "Bicentenial Man" with the late great Robin Williams. He was a robot who could live forever. He lived for a long time and kept seeing all his loved ones leave him. He decided to become human and die with his beloved. I have already accepted that when my time comes, it is what it is, whatever comes afterwards.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
Yes, if others are going to die, why not me?
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
29 Mar
If by 2030, I will stay 54 forever for life, then I would take the chance but if you live longer and get old, no way I would to live my life depending on people because I am sickly or frail and old.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
I wonder if there will be an opt out window?
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
30 Mar
@snowy22315 maybe. who knows
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• United States
29 Mar
I wouldn't want to live forever unless all the people I love live forever too
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
Yes, that is a consideration.
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@Deepizzaguy (92564)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Mar
I would like to live forever if I could afford to assist my relatives by contributing to having their needs met.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
You might just get your wish.
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@Deepizzaguy (92564)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Mar
@snowy22315 That is true since people die from broken hearts as they get older.
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@thelme55 (76229)
• Germany
29 Mar
I don’t think I would want to live forever although I am scared to die.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
29 Mar
I would only want to live as long as I am healthy and enjoying life.
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@Maxveg (212)
• Kisumu, Kenya
30 Mar
Biblically life span of human being is seventy years, if the creator favours you he can add you a bonus of another thirty years... scientist are trying to prove Bible wrong and i don't trust them.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
I have to disagree with you, many people in the old testament lived to be well over 100. Abraham for one.
@shaggin (71517)
• United States
30 Mar
If I could be perfectly healthy, not be frail and in pain definitely like to live a really long life but forever probably not. I don’t think this man will be correct on this one.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
I don't think it would be a possibility or even a desire of most people.
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@Jenaisle (14078)
• Philippines
31 Mar
Right, living forever is not my cup of tea too - unless I stay as a 25-year-old human being. 2030 is a bit early for immortality, I think.
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@rappeter13 (8608)
• Romania
30 Mar
I don't want to live forever! I think one life is more than enough, sometimes it is a bit too much.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
Yeah, I agree
@marlina (154184)
• Canada
30 Mar
No, not at all.
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@Shiva49 (26113)
• Singapore
30 Mar
I want to leave when I cease to be independent. That looks not far away for me now. Quality of life matters.
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@snowy22315 (166810)
• United States
30 Mar
It does indeed.
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@Laurakemunto (12862)
• Kenya
30 Mar
If am not live longer, I should not grow old or get sickness
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