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Poll: Mortality or immortality (18 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of the above would you choose

  1. Immortality (11 votes [61.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.11%

  2. Mortality (7 votes [38.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

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#1    Calle

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

Hello i've gone around few forums and asked the same question.
if you'd choose immortality ov mortality (mortality means you can die and immortality means you can't)
here are the parameters of this immortality i am mentioning
You heal instantly but can never die and never forget a single memory.
you don't age and even if the universe collapses you can't die. no matter what.
and to make it fun every 1 million year you can choose to live for another 1 million or die :P
personally i would take immortality because i want to see where humans end up :P

Edited by Zerocoder, 28 May 2014 - 07:22 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:27 AM

I would choose immortality, but if the universe collapses where would that leave my immortal body?

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:29 AM

Well not trying to sound like a jerk ,but adding the option to die every one million years if you so chose to defeated the whole idea behind your topic  :P

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:06 AM

I chose Mortality..
Life just wouldn't be as edgy and racy without that risk of loosing it all..

Immortality..
Boring...


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:01 PM

From the old Babylon - 5 program : [ ...To live on as we have is to leave behind joy and love and companionship because we know it to be transitory, of the moment. We know it will turn to ash.
Only those whose lives are brief can imagine that love is eternal."

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:54 AM

There can be no choice, there is either mortality or immortality and as no one has been able to prove either, they only exist within the mind. It's no different to saying you will do it tomorrow, when there is only ever now and the past.

Considering the life span of humans, being so very very very short compared to univeral and solar time lines, an eternity of living would be ridiculous trapped on this miniscule planet many light years from any other phsyical existence, out side our solar system.

One voyager probe has just left our solar system after many decades of travel, you'd need a strong mental constitution to have immortality and travel those distances. Being immortal on earth would become boring within two centuries. If there were the possibility of dimensional travel, then we could be classed as immortal to the same degree Dr Who is, by passing our dimensional time lines.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:51 AM

This is a question I've pondered a lot... But.. personally, I'd choose mortality. Even though I really want to see where humans end up and how the earth pans out.. I just.. Can't. If I believe correctly, I'll be coming back to earth many times anyways in different lives to learn different things..
I would just never want to live forever.
It sounds good and all.. But, eventually development in the spiritual area would stop, and I would just be here. Not doing anything.

Plus, I'm kind of curious about what happens after. Plenty of people go there, but none come back to tell about it. It just makes me wonder.

It would be cool to live forever, but, I just don't want to.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'd choose mortality. Why would I want to spend "eternity" in the same body, living the same life..I am 43 and I was already bored of life when I was in my twenties. I just cannot fathom enduring a million years of the same old stuff; wars, political strife, endless tax hikes....

All life dies eventually and humans are no different than any other being. No matter how "speshul" and important we think we are, we die.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

I'd choose mortality but a longer version than we have right now, and a shorter period of ageing at the end.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

Depends on the conditions of being immortal. Being an immortal vegetable, for example, would suck.

Besides, imagine carrying all of the growing emotional weight of being an immortal. Everything comes and goes but you.

I don't think I have a reason to choose immortality. Forever is a long time after all.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

I'd choose mortality. To live forever seems truly exhausting. To lose everyone I love while I live on sounds like a nightmare.

What would be the point if we lived forever anyways? I can only see loneliness.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:03 PM

Mortality. It would be too darn depressing being immortal. And really, if the gov found out you were immortal, they would probably lock you up and treat you like an experiment for generations- that would be extra depressing.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

View Postrashore, on 29 May 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Mortality. It would be too darn depressing being immortal. And really, if the gov found out you were immortal, they would probably lock you up and treat you like an experiment for generations- that would be extra depressing.

Your post made me think of Dr Manhattan from Watchmen

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:33 PM

View PostZerocoder, on 28 May 2014 - 07:22 AM, said:

Hello i've gone around few forums and asked the same question.
if you'd choose immortality ov mortality (mortality means you can die and immortality means you can't)
here are the parameters of this immortality i am mentioning
You heal instantly but can never die and never forget a single memory.
you don't age and even if the universe collapses you can't die. no matter what.
and to make it fun every 1 million year you can choose to live for another 1 million or die :P
personally i would take immortality because i want to see where humans end up :P
If be immortal if I could choose to forget I was imortal for a while, or like you said periodically have a choice to die.

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#15    ReaperS_ParadoX

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:51 AM

Well I don't believe in an afterlife, and life is pain period, but life can also be very satisfying. It all depends on how you choose to look at it.  Now I chose immortality, not to mention if immortality meant the ability for me to travel to other planets, its not even a question in my mind, the choice is immortality.  I would assume that immortal beings also have there own struggles, in your first post  you mentioned that you would have to keep all your memories.  imagine all that I could learn!

COME WITH ME. OVERWHELMING POWER AND MADNESS AWAIT

THAT IS NOT DEAD WHICH CAN ETERNAL LIE AND WITH STRANGE AEONS EVEN DEATH MAY DIE





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