Re: Living Forever

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 11:05:53 MDT

The Theorem Theorem:
If If, Then Then
>From: "Lee Corbin"
>Subject: Living Forever
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 08:26:58 -0700
>Zero writes
> > For me "immortality" doesn't necessarily mean living
> > unto infinity. I have a hunch that after a few billion
> > years my curiosity will be pretty much satiated, and
> > I'll be ready to "give up the ghost."
>Fat chance. If you get on any decent path of personal
>evolution at all, you'll come to love living more and more.
>This "boredom" that worries you --- curiosity satiation---
>remember, is a highly specific processes evolved by our
>primitive brains to aid survival. We are speaking here
>of *millions* of years from now. And sorry to be blunt,
>but it's pretty dumb to go about supposing that the
>fantastically enhanced "you" of the far future would

>experience the same "hunches" you do now.

That is what it essentially comes down to:  we will be vastly different (should we make it that far).  Someone earlier mentioned subjective time to an immortals and what that would mean, but we are forgetting that if mankind is able to make himself immortal, then it makes sense that we would probably be able to manipulate our minds to such a degree that whatever feeling or emotion we want to feel, we should be able to feel, and for as long as we want. So much for the stereotypical Bored Immortal....


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