A Longevity Poll

I know some people may have several conditions. You can assume it’s available to everyone who chooses to take it. “Comfortable” means it keeps you physically healthy and re-grows any lost limbs. That’s all ya get.

Comments welcome.

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9 Comments

  1. Edward Lee said,

    December 31, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Why wouldn’t I?

  2. skiznot said,

    December 31, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Good question! I have noticed that when I ask something like this in conversation, however, people are very wary and have to make sure a number of conditions are met before answering “yes” and some don’t really need much information before answering (yes or no) because they have a gut feeling on the subject.

  3. H said,

    December 31, 2008 at 10:35 am

    i would have to work to sustain my self that long… urrghh..

  4. Greg said,

    December 31, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Think of the long term space exploration made possible.

  5. skiznot said,

    December 31, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    There’s one of the reasons I would want to live longer. Some things I just want to know before I’m done. I can’t emagine running out of things to do any time soon either.

  6. nixie said,

    January 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    It would be amazing

  7. euclidcreek said,

    January 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    “Not to be able to grow old is just as ridiculous as to be unable to outgrow childhood.” – Carl G. Jung

  8. Runya said,

    February 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I wouldn’t. Not because I am woman, and I would have to get my period for 600 years or bear children for that long or whatever reason, but because I think that if our lifespan is of maximum 100 years, why should we play with this? Can you imagine how out of control the population would get?

    I don’t think it’s such a good idea.

  9. skiznot said,

    February 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Runya, Thanks for taking the time and commenting. I agree that in logical terms there would be a lot that humans would have to work out and we’re not so good at agreeing to start with. Its one of those questions that would require a lot of conditions to be met for a yes vote. For example, I would assume that humans would start expanding out into space so there would be enough space but what about when there’s a food shortage? So once humans get to a technological point where we can live and eat on any planet/moon etc. then it may not be such a logistical problem. But that’s assuming we work it out, which we very well may not. Logic aside, I’m also interested in peoples gut reaction and if different genders tend to favor a different gut reaction toward the idea. Something else that occurred to me is that humans have been and still are working with life extension. Even in the last hundred years average live span has increased because medical technology has found more ways to dodge death. It becomes an additional stress on the population. People live longer so their social security needs to last longer so they wait longer to retire and living in their houses longer meanwhile young people are entering the workforce and looking for housing but less spaces are opening up. Thought provoking stuff.


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