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The goal is to do the same for humans....

Ahem! Usually, at about this juncture somebody steps up to mention that they don't want to live forever..... (gods plan, etc)

Which I usually point out is an opinion that will naturally take care of itself.....¬†ūü§Ē

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It seems you have an agenda with the arrogance of your post so ill bite first.

 I don’t want to live forever, why the hell would someone want to live on this planet longer than than their natural body would allow?

Do you want to live longer? If you do? Why? 

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42 minutes ago, ahsmatt7 said:

Do you want to live longer? If you do? Why? 

I wouldn’t mind living longer as long as I was in good health, mobile, able to travel and enjoy myself. That being said, I wouldn’t want to live an extended amount of time if my body couldn’t keep up with what my mind wanted to do. Then again, since I’m not that old, maybe when people are in their latter years, they get to the point that they don’t have the desire to live longer. 
 

If I could remain in the state of mind and body that I’m in now, I wouldn’t mind extending this time period of my life.

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4 hours ago, ahsmatt7 said:

Do you want to live longer? If you do? Why? 

Well, first we'll go with the more frivolous reason. I want to see a Starship!

Secondly, there's the old meme, too soon old, too late wise. I think for many people, just when you learn exactly who you really are, what the world really is, and what you really might I want, after a lifetime of establishing yourself, it's about time to check out.

Thirdly, I can think of family members who in my mind still deserve to be here, maybe some who deserve to be here more than me, but their ability to spread more care and love in this world was cut short by the vagaries of time, sometimes after being trapped in failing bodies for years.

Fourth, none of us live our so-called natural span anymore. Once Upon a time that was maybe 40 or 50 years, but due to science and medicine, our life span is already trending towards a hundred and more. If we were actually married to our natural spans, we would probably have to do like Logan's Run and check ourselves out manually, or, just to stay logically consistent, decline life-extending medical treatments like dialysis, excetera....

There might be people who feel that way, but as I said before, that decision is very darwinian in that the result would eventually and inevitably be a world of people who did not object to having their lives extended, as those who objected would be, in effect, voluntarily removing themselves from the conversation with the passage of time.

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4 hours ago, ahsmatt7 said:

Do you want to live longer? If you do? Why? 

Sure i do! To learn more and more and more and more; of life, of playing guitar, of love, of turning bad into good, of who we really, really are and what we can achieve with that ultimately.

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When you are born there are two numbers attached to your name. The date you will die and your lowest golf handicap. And there is nothing you can to to change either of them.

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I would prefer to be in spirit form than being in the current organic form. 

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Interesting and man has always sought immortality.  In looking at the world around me, I have decided that immortality in the physical sense is not my preference.


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5 hours ago, ahsmatt7 said:

Do you want to live longer? If you do? Why? 

 

Of course! Why would anyone want non-existence. Just think of the things you could experience, mankind's journey to the stars and the incredible discoveries that would entail, mankind's civilisation evolving to be less violent and more altruistic, mankind caring for its environment and becoming the custodians of the planet - now some will say the aforementioned is unlikely but I would say its inevitable if we survive because we won't survive if we don't, so the entire concept of long term lifespans or living forever becomes mute - incredible technology like nanotechnology and the capability to manipulate matter on the atomic scale, perhaps the human race becoming a Kardashev type one or two civilisation, or beyond. Who wouldn't t want to experience and witness such incredible things. And imagine the wisdom you would amass with an extended lifespan, or immortality. 

Of course, "living forever" is probably impossible, as accidents do happen, and the universe as we know it has a limited existence in its present, life-giving form. What we are really talking about in terms of anti-aging tech is longer, healthier  lifespans.

There is another, more philosophical aspect to this question... we are part of the universe, so higher lifeforms are an example of the universe becoming conscious, aware of its own existence, thus, life is special, important, and should be extended and preserved where ever possible. 

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5 hours ago, cmpbellsjc said:

If I could remain in the state of mind and body that I’m in now, I wouldn’t mind extending this time period of my life.

 

The two come together. We are close to combating the deleterious effects of aging now. So with a longer lifespan the technology would be present to treat or avoid the  adverse effects of aging. 

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18 minutes ago, W2DR said:

When you are born there are two numbers attached to your name. The date you will die and your lowest golf handicap. And there is nothing you can to to change either of them.

 

I'll assume you are serious about the longevity aspect for sake of argument.   Biologically, genetically not true. 

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I sure hope none of the immortals escape from the labūüôĄ

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I think my wish to live longer is driven, at least 50%, by scientific curiosity. For instance, I wish I could live long enough to know whether or not there is life on Europa.

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I would like to live longer for the following reasons....

  • See Comet Halley at its 2134 apparition (it will come close to Earth)
  • See seven total solar eclipses from the UK between 2133 and 2200
  • Enjoy a package holiday to Alpha Centauri
  • Have half a chance of understanding women
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4 hours ago, martin-w said:

 

I'll assume you are serious about the longevity aspect for sake of argument.   Biologically, genetically not true. 

I Shirley am serious. Both the future biologic and genetic advancement is accounted for at birth. Disbeliever......


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