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NYCTwister
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...do you want to live?

Fun question about a morbid subject.

Me? I want to live forever. Please resuscitate, and feel free to hook me up to as many machines as you have to keep me going.
Any chance and every last resort please.

With all the technological advances and new knowledge about the working of the body, I think I have at least an outside shot.
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I want to stay alive so long as I wish to be alive. Should living become unbearable, I hope to have access to a dignified exit.

Today, I feel like living forever.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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May you live forever
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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I'm gonna live forever.
I'm gonna learn how to fly,
High!
I feel it coming together,
People will see me and cry.
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
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I am going to live forever or due in the attempt.

I simply see no reason to die.
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Not forever. And not for a week. But somewhere in between.

Ron
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Well, I hope to run a marathon when I'm 80 and maybe even 90 so got to be at least that long. My great uncle lived to 111 so I'm hoping to beat his record.
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On Oct 9, 2017, tommy wrote:
May you live forever


Isn’t that an ancient curse?
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On Oct 9, 2017, tommy wrote:
May you live forever


Isn’t that an ancient curse?


Indeed, it was posed in Oddyseus by Homer, yea a long time ago. It could be a curse if you were condemned to a lonely island for eternity OR to Homer a blessing if you were "home" (loosely defined). Also in more modern times, it was posed by Frederick the Great that his men go into battle not fearing death ... or he would shoot them himself. Lynn
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Ah yes, there's the famous 1967 sci-fi short story by Harlan Ellison, "I have no mouth and I must scream", where a master robot has condemned a human to immortality.... a blob of flesh being unable to do anything but think (although without an understanding of time). A human being unable to even harm itself, nor to even scream for it has no mouth. Lynn
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I don't see a lot of people that are 80 looking like they're having fun. ' There is a season' and all that you know.
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I think about this a lot, but being in my early 30s, I would imagine that being 80 and beyond if/when I get there will be much different than it is currently. Looking at the medical and social advancements in the last 50 or so years, I can only guess what the next 50 or so will bring.
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My theory is that "old" is anyone twenty years older than your own age.

Lots of eighty year olds who are productive and having fun.

But those eighty-four year olds, they're old.
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I want to live long enough that my children wont grow up without me to provide for them. Anything after that is a bonus. Then I will knock at the door of the G.L.A.
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The problem with living a long time is outliving the people and the things we love or used to. Things ain’t what they used to be, say the old folks, or is it c'est la vie?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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On Oct 9, 2017, NYCTwister wrote:
...do you want to live?


Me? I want to live forever.


Think about all the pain you will be in. You make it to 120 years. You cannot walk anymore. You make it to 200 years. You cannot get out the bed no more. You make it to 300 years. You cannot open an eye lid or hear a gun shot. You make it to 400 years. No one is going to want to be around you because of your terrible hygiene and your ugly wrinkled skin. You are going to be in so much pain your mind will be saying "Somebody please kill me. Please do it now."
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On Oct 9, 2017, NYCTwister wrote:
...do you want to live?


Me? I want to live forever.


Think about all the pain you will be in. You make it to 120 years. You cannot walk anymore. You make it to 200 years. You cannot get out the bed no more. You make it to 300 years. You cannot open an eye lid or hear a gun shot. You make it to 400 years. No one is going to want to be around you because of your terrible hygiene and your ugly wrinkled skin. You are going to be in so much pain your mind will be saying "Somebody please kill me. Please do it now."


Nah, within 100 years they'll be able to just stick your brain into a brand new body.
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Now that is what I would like to see. A just born infant talking with common sense and is well educated. The only part that disappoints me is the infant asking "Who is my mommy this time?"
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I'm fairly certain he meant an adult body
Most adult brains would not fit in an infant body. Your mileage may vary.
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