If someone found a cure to death

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:55 AM GMT
    Here are the restraints. This cure only pertains to cellular division, making the human body's cells able to divide without losing or chaffing off it's DNA, or losing it's functionality over time. Essentially you age much slower, dying only to negligence on your behalf (introducing lots of foreign objects that whack you off of your equilibrium, i.e. drugs), or from accidents that you are obviously not immune to no matter how old you are (i.e. car crash). Other than that you are impervious to natural aging, only showing senescence exclusively due to external factors...if you take this potion that the scientist made that is.

    If some scientist successfully found a cure to death, what would you want to happen? Do you think that no one has the right to live forever? Why? Do you think that you should be able to take the potion? Why? Do you think the military should promptly confiscate this? Why? Don't you think they'll end up secretly using it themselves? Or are they already doing this *conspiracy*

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:59 AM GMT
    JB82 saidHere are the restraints. This cure only pertains to cellular division, making the human body's cells able to divide without losing or chaffing off it's DNA, or losing it's functionality over time. Essentially you age much slower, dying only to negligence on your behalf (introducing lots of foreign objects that whack you off of your equilibrium, i.e. drugs), or from accidents that you are obviously not immune to no matter how old you are (i.e. car crash). Other than that you are impervious to natural aging, only showing senescence exclusively due to external factors...if you take this potion that the scientist made that is.

    If some scientist successfully found a cure to death, what would you want to happen? Do you think that no one has the right to live forever? Why? Do you think that you should be able to take the potion? Why? Do you think the military should promptly confiscate this? Why? Don't you think they'll end up secretly using it themselves? Or are they already doing this *conspiracy*



    I would look forward to english-speakers finally learning the correct use of "it's".
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    Aug 31, 2010 11:26 AM GMT
    The mere thought of people like Bill O'Reilly, Glen Beck, Maggie Gallagher and Ann Coulter living forever would give me enough reason to be against it.

    Aside from that, cold gave the best reason why we should not go there. The problems associated with over population would be enormous.
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    Aug 31, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    i just hope stuart lanning will be dead before someone invented that cure.
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    Aug 31, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    My main concern would be if this technology were developed before we colonized other Earth-like planets and moons. My concern is overpopulation--as it is right now.

    I'd also be interested in how lengthening the telomeres on our chromosomes would affect our risk for cancer. I suspect that cancer risks would continue to increase overtime despite our immortal cells. Right now, if we all lived long enough, everyone would eventually die from some type of cancer. I presume we'd still need to find a cure even with immortal cells.
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    Aug 31, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    Yeah a kinda of super cancer.
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    Aug 31, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    I wonder about the sociological implications--civilization as we know it would change drastically (Family, economics, jobs, housing, businesses, education, etc.). All sectors of society would be forced to constantly expand. I doubt we could sustain ourselves for every long in one area.

    We'd be similar to a virus or bacterium. There are a lot of horrible consequences that would come along with such technology.
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    Aug 31, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
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    JB82 saidHere are the restraints. This cure only pertains to cellular division, making the human body's cells able to divide without losing or chaffing off it's DNA, or losing it's functionality over time.


    I would look forward to english-speakers finally learning the correct use of "it's".

    icon_lol.gif - I second that.

    Over-population would be my biggest concern. If you get to drink from potion of life you should promptly be sterilised.


    Instead of sterilization, what if the drink "homosexualized" people? icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 31, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    It would give a whole new meaning to a "life sentence" if you commit a horrible crime.
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
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    JB82 saidHere are the restraints. This cure only pertains to cellular division, making the human body's cells able to divide without losing or chaffing off it's DNA, or losing it's functionality over time. Essentially you age much slower, dying only to negligence on your behalf (introducing lots of foreign objects that whack you off of your equilibrium, i.e. drugs), or from accidents that you are obviously not immune to no matter how old you are (i.e. car crash). Other than that you are impervious to natural aging, only showing senescence exclusively due to external factors...if you take this potion that the scientist made that is.

    If some scientist successfully found a cure to death, what would you want to happen? Do you think that no one has the right to live forever? Why? Do you think that you should be able to take the potion? Why? Do you think the military should promptly confiscate this? Why? Don't you think they'll end up secretly using it themselves? Or are they already doing this *conspiracy*



    I would look forward to english-speakers finally learning the correct use of "it's".


    omg shut up
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:35 AM GMT
    heres a problem.

    if you've ever spoken to someone and known someone long enough eventually a person seems to reach a point where their believes, their ideas are all they have come too, they don't tend to change to much, they seem to stick around and they seem to be settled in those ideas.

    The younger generation have different ideas, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but we've had the same too.

    So at the end of the day your suppose to die and let others come in and take over.

    So no, I don't want to live forever or longer 80 years is good enough for me.
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    Sep 01, 2010 10:29 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidheres a problem.

    if you've ever spoken to someone and known someone long enough eventually a person seems to reach a point where their believes, their ideas are all they have come too, they don't tend to change to much, they seem to stick around and they seem to be settled in those ideas.

    The younger generation have different ideas, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but we've had the same too.

    So at the end of the day your suppose to die and let others come in and take over.

    So no, I don't want to live forever or longer 80 years is good enough for me.


    This is only due to the rigidity of the neural structure in your brain while you become inured as you age. This is due to two obvious reasons: lack of external variety (doing the same thing, not learning), and cellular deterioration (specifically neural connections becoming frail and convoluted).

    The cure to death will obviate the cellular deterioration. So aging due to natural deterioration in the brain no longer exists. However, ideas and thoughts that engender long-term and rigidly held beliefs, i.e. dogma, will be difficult to change. But this is due to society more so, and not as much cellular malfunctioning.
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    Sep 01, 2010 10:37 AM GMT
    There is already, like, a strain on resources, so I am going to say no, we must ensure that the boomers die before they take away our entire lives. Let's get some fresh talent in here.

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    Sep 01, 2010 10:41 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidThere is already, like, a strain on resources, so I am going to say no, we must ensure that the boomers die before they take away our entire lives. Let's get some fresh talent in here.



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    Sep 01, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidThere is already, like, a strain on resources, so I am going to say no, we must ensure that the boomers die before they take away our entire lives. Let's get some fresh talent in here.

    Either that, or start mandating that all parents have only one straight child, if any, and the rest must be gay. That way there's less chance for another baby boomer generation. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 01, 2010 11:03 AM GMT
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    xuaerb saidThere is already, like, a strain on resources, so I am going to say no, we must ensure that the boomers die before they take away our entire lives. Let's get some fresh talent in here.

    Either that, or start mandating that all parents have only one straight child, if any, and the rest must be gay. That way there's less chance for another baby boomer generation. icon_biggrin.gif


    You know, the baby boomer generation WAS a good thing, up until they got old. They revolutionized social standards though when they were young.
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    Sep 01, 2010 11:14 AM GMT
    If everybody were to be accountable for their actions (i.e. instigating wars and indebting our future generations) and people will act on history, yes, by all means have immortality. Right now we have such short attention spans and memories (4 years anyone?)...