But this is strictly speaking it was a one on one thing, not something available to everyone, quite frankly that would lead to many of the so far mentioned disasters and annual genocides planned and scheduled by governments turned dictatorships to keep population from instantly getting to the point where we live in apartments two meters square to make sure everyone has enough room. Not that it wont get to that.
Anyways, as for the cliche 'It'll get boring' and 'living forever is a curse' stuff; people will always invent a new console or video game to entertain you, heck, we're still waiting on the smellevision. You'll have plenty of time to go through phazes, try new trends and make your own, perfect skills and whatever. However, the one thing you'll never achieve is this 'perfect master of everything' people seem to think will happen, aside from new things coming around all the time you'll forget the last one as soon as you finish the next. That aside, if you wait long enough you'll forget what happened before and can relive what you already did and still find it fun. I wouldn't mind waiting to see what evolution turns out; maybe a second age of dinosaurs? There are plenty of things to unearth, by the time you've gone through a small fraction of them they'll have changed.
So I'd take the offer if some stranger or whatever gave it to me specifically, or some small and sparse group of individuals. Though I'm not sure I'd like waiting around for my name to be drawn for a genocide lottery.
The Turritopsis Nutricula jellyfish are immortal - http://en.wikipedia....opsis_nutricula
During adulthood they reverse back to childhood and start their life cycle all over again. How they destroy their scenescent cells to achieve this is not currently known. However in mammals (including humans) scenescent cells express their p16Ink4a gene.
Mouse antibodies that target the p16Ink4a gene have been developed which kill their scenescent cells. Heres the stunning thing, the antibodies work in humans - http://www.abcam.com...12-ab54210.html
You'll need to wait 20 years until it hits the market however you are able to buy this off that site right now lol. Would you try it if you were 80? I would.
Edited by Mr Right Wing, 21 January 2013 - 01:20 PM.