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  1. #181
    If I was immune to pain and didn't have to eat/drink/breathe.... yes.


    First I'd become Batman.

    Then I'd become Ironman.

    Then I'd become IronBatMan.

    Then I'd become IronBatSpaceMan.


    Would propelling myself into a Black Hole cause my end? Because of the warped Space-Time, I would, in a matter of seconds, travel to the end of time itself. And since I only live until the end of time... I'd die, right?


    I think I just won.
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  2. #182
    Quote Originally Posted by saberon View Post
    If I was immune to pain and didn't have to eat/drink/breathe.... yes.


    First I'd become Batman.

    Then I'd become Ironman.

    Then I'd become IronBatMan.

    Then I'd become IronBatSpaceMan.


    Would propelling myself into a Black Hole cause my end? Because of the warped Space-Time, I would, in a matter of seconds, travel to the end of time itself. And since I only live until the end of time... I'd die, right?


    I think I just won.
    You're playing with semantics. It's not a terrible argument, but it defies the intent of the question. According to the question, you are unable to die. It wasn't specified that you'd exist "until the end of time" (of course that's one definition of "forever" -- but that's why I called you out for playing with semantics); but being unable to die, which was specified in the question, implies that time has nothing to do with it. You're eternal.

  3. #183
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    Insta-Death and death in general is pretty neat in the fact that when you are dead you are dead and you don't have to give a shit about anything anymore because you no longer exist.

    Living forever allows you to acquire vast amounts of knowledge and potential power that may allow you to screw over the universe(a big plus for me).

    Both to me are pretty balanced good choices, I would probably have to flip a coin to decide which to take.

  4. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by Dendrek View Post
    You're playing with semantics. It's not a terrible argument, but it defies the intent of the question. According to the question, you are unable to die. It wasn't specified that you'd exist "until the end of time" (of course that's one definition of "forever" -- but that's why I called you out for playing with semantics); but being unable to die, which was specified in the question, implies that time has nothing to do with it. You're eternal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Worgoblin View Post
    If you had to choose between living forever, or dying right now, what would you pick? And living forever, as in for all time.
    True, it's semantics. But, since the OP defined it as "for all time", I'll take my loophole.

    That being said, if my immortality and time itself were not connected... would it even matter? If I'm at the center of a black hole, time-dilation is such that the universe itself would cease to exist in a matter of seconds. Which begs the question... what happens after those few seconds? Would I simply be frozen in that instant when all else ceases to exist, time amongst them?

    Just a thought.


    Also, IronBatSpaceMan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vep View Post
    You have no idea what living forever means. Imagine seeing every one you loved passing away in your arms while you know you will never join them.
    Join them? Yeah, no. Going into the same "nothing" as them ain't my idea of joining them.

    Personally, I can't pick dying RIGHT NOW, since I haven't lived life truly yet, and haven't made or done anything yet. Living forever however, will almost certainly end in misery.
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  6. #186
    Live forever just because I'm not ready to die yet. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechazod View Post
    Insta-Death and death in general is pretty neat in the fact that when you are dead you are dead and you don't have to give a shit about anything anymore because you no longer exist.

    Living forever allows you to acquire vast amounts of knowledge and potential power that may allow you to screw over the universe(a big plus for me).

    Both to me are pretty balanced good choices, I would probably have to flip a coin to decide which to take.
    How can instant death be considered a neat thing? Life is the big game, and when you die, your out. Life is your time living and being, our playtime, it's all about how we spent this time. "Instant dyring" completely messes with that.
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  8. #188
    Quote Originally Posted by Worgoblin View Post
    Okay, you don't require air, food, water, or anything else. And you never feel any kind of pain. But you don't have super powers, you'd have to find some creative way to propel yourself through space
    That's assuming we don't colonize other planets, or meet other races. While the earth may turn into space dust, that doesn't mean you can't find somewhere else to live, or won't have SOME sort of technology to move you along. I'm sure, at some point within that theoretical 100 billion years, mankind would eventually get off this lump of dirt.

    As for pain: A friend and I have had a deep discussion about this. Pain is a natural reaction to things that cause bodily harm and/or death. Just as fear is a reaction to the same. If you were completely, 100% immortal, could not die, could not be torn apart, rent asunder, shattered, obliterated, or so much as scratched, would your body even understand the concept of pain? Of fear? If you were born immortal, or if you suddenly became immortal, would it make a difference? Believe it or not, we've spent quite a few hours talking about this subject lol.

    As for the question: I would, without a doubt, LOVE to live forever. My curiosity for what happens to humanity after I'm gone burns so intensely it's not even funny. I've actually gotten to the point where I HOPE there's some sort of after-life, so I can watch what becomes of our species.

    As for loved ones/friends: After so many millenia, (wow, the spellcheck says that's misspelled...) you'd eventually become accustomed to that loss. Or, you'd just learn to live without. Personally, I'd feel so far removed from the human race that I wouldn't feel the need for a mate or even friends. My sole purpose in 'life' would be to stand by and watch what happens to us. I'm sure at some points in time I'd find myself bored and would take on a mate, or maybe some friends or something, but I can't imagine their loss would affect me much. Their lifespans would be so minuscule compared to mine, I'd barely miss them. Also, would the feeling of losing a loved one/friend fall under the category of pain? If you can't feel pain, and losing someone is considered pain, than you couldn't feel the pain of loss, could you?
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  9. #189
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    I think my sig answers this question for me.
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  10. #190
    I would die right fucking now.

    - Forever? Thats a long time man, you will see the earth go down, your alone, you'll see the sun explode and destroy the earth, and then.. your just there, doing nothing. And after you just waited for million of years just been in space, you'll see the universe colapse and when you're just there. No thanks.

  11. #191
    Depending on what you believe both options could be one and the same.
    I pick neither of the given options.

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    i intend to live forever anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    How can instant death be considered a neat thing? Life is the big game, and when you die, your out. Life is your time living and being, our playtime, it's all about how we spent this time. "Instant dyring" completely messes with that.

    I don't know I just don't see it as much of a big deal. Imagine you didn't have a job and you just couldn't seem to catch a break while the bills were building up, but then the earth explodes and everyone dies. Now you don't have to go looking for a job anymore! You don't exist so there is nothing to give a fuck about because fucks would be impossible to give since you no longer exist. That seems like a win to me. The only problem I have with death is the whole pain thing which is probably annoying and also while you no longer have anything to care about what with the whole no longer existing part there is the trouble of loved ones being upset by your demise but at same time you are obliterated so it wont effect you. Dont get me wrong, life is cool and all that jazz but at same time if I were to find out I was going to be exterminated I wouldn't care to much about it.
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    I don't agree with the people saying that the pain of watching my loved ones die wouldn't be worth it. I'm sure it will be heart breaking, but I would rather spend the rest of their life living with them, then having to leave them today.
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    Live Forever, i want to see the downfall of humanity.

    It will happen someday
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    I don't know...but life somehow already bores me after 23 years - so the thought of living forever really bothers me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neponc View Post
    I don't agree with the people saying that the pain of watching my loved ones die wouldn't be worth it. I'm sure it will be heart breaking, but I would rather spend the rest of their life living with them, then having to leave them today.
    also. since you live forever after 10000 years i think you would have forgot about them :\
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    Easy one, Live forever. By the time Earth will no longer exist we would of conquered some good advances in travelling through space so NP with me.

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    Do I live forever alone? If so no. Either live forever with someone I care about or live as I do now, as in for 80 more years at least hopefully (yes, I intend to reach 100).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dendrek View Post
    And when you're 10^100 years old, the rest of the universe is completely dissipated, you are surrounded by nothing but blackness and you come to realize that all the time you've lived isn't even a fraction of all the time you have left to live, you won't regret having chosen to live forever?
    No..

    Because it would be so distant future that it doesn't really matter. It's not like this would happen in 10 years or even 100 years.

    But more importantly, there is always a way. This might not happen at all and even if it is inevitable, there are loopholes like parallel universes. So this isn't really relevant. It's like asking "would you kill yourself now because in 40 years you might get hit by a car and become paralyzed?".

    But even it was absolutely inevitable then I'd STILL choose it because even that is better than death... besides I might come up with a way to create a new universe eventually:P
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