>Boredom of Immortality (was Re: imaging the world)

From: Spudboy100@aol.com
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 06:04:54 MST

In a message dated 03/06/2000 3:47:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
swayzej@earthlink.net writes:

> Would we be satisfied if we were immortal and had nothing to do but tend
> gardens
> for eternity? (substitute your idea of a techless existence) Not I! This
> always my problem with the religious paradigm of my folks. Eternity tending
> gardens on bended knee worshipping there deity, no worries, no woes, need
> something just wish it into existence! I want problems to solve! If
> were too easy I would be bored to insanity! I would beg for oblivion!
> James
> --
To borrow a phrase from a noted paleontologist, "punctuated immortality"
might be somewhat interesting? Also eventual, gestalt minds/personalities
might also make the 'journey' more invigorating. May the right mix of rest
and activity is what is needed. Also we have no real model of a
non-biological brain, do we? A sophisticated, intelligent, central nervous
system that doesn't function via limbic inputs or hypothalamus actions might
yield a mind that's less stressed-out and given to boredom? Opinions?

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