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ChrisNukemYJ 07-28-2011 07:32 PM

I would hate to see how the population problem would get. It is already bad enough as it is.

RedJeepXJ 08-05-2011 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ChrisNukemYJ (Post 119498)
I would hate to see how the population problem would get. It is already bad enough as it is.

absolutely, I think we are playing with fire with living forever, not to mention what it would do to social security :-)and that in itself poses "class" issues a at least at first this will likely be expensive so the rich could extend their lives and live off pensions/social security and annuities making them have to pay less or later while the poor people who didn't extend their lives would still become frail at an earlier age with no money there for them.

This would require some extreme population control of one kind or another, and I don't think we as a population can handle an ethical issue of this magnitude.

With that being said I would want to live forever as long as I don't age too much.

ChrisNukemYJ 08-05-2011 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by RedJeepXJ (Post 120700)
absolutely, I think we are playing with fire with living forever, not to mention what it would do to social security :-)and that in itself poses "class" issues a at least at first this will likely be expensive so the rich could extend their lives and live off pensions/social security and annuities making them have to pay less or later while the poor people who didn't extend their lives would still become frail at an earlier age with no money there for them.

This would require some extreme population control of one kind or another, and I don't think we as a population can handle an ethical issue of this magnitude.

With that being said I would want to live forever as long as I don't age too much.

It isn't just money. What about food? It is expected that within the next 40
to 50 years the world population will grow so large that there will not be enough
to go around. Go ahead and live forever but you will be hungry the whole time.

RedJeepXJ 08-05-2011 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisNukemYJ (Post 120768)
It isn't just money. What about food? It is expected that within the next 40
to 50 years the world population will grow so large that there will not be enough
to go around. Go ahead and live forever but you will be hungry the whole time.

obviously, I was just commenting on one aspect of it, food production will be severely strained as we will be pressured to increase earth's carrying capacity, there will be far more issues then that as you get into pollution/sanitation/etc

this could work ok if we had much better advances in space travel and only allowed it for those leaving earth


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