[ExI] Not Immoral to Want to Be Immortal

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 13:41:30 UTC 2008

2008/4/26 BillK <pharos at gmail.com>:

>  If we got a yearly 'anti-ageing' injection, what would they do with their time?
>  I know all the 20 - 30 year olds on the list will immediately respond
>  that they can study to be physicists or engineers or become great
>  artists, etc.  But there is an ennui that comes with age. Older folk
>  look at all these youngsters rushing around 'doing stuff' with a sort
>  of bemusement. 'Why bother? What's all the fuss about?'
>  There is more to living longer than just eating, sleeping and watching tv.
>  After 100 will people really *want* it?

If ennui comes with age then it's due to physical and mental
deterioration, not to the accumulation of experience. There are
depressed twenty year olds who see no purpose in living and manic
eighty year olds who have so many plans and ideas that they forget to
eat and sleep.

Stathis Papaioannou

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