Its something I've debated a lot... And it all really depends on circumstances.
As others have mentioned... Is eternal youth included in that? Afterall... who wants to be immortal, and end up looking like Yoda on a bad day, or being too frail to enjoy the wonders of the future?
Same goes with other methods of immortality... Joining in the 'singularity' as an AI construct? Being a ghost and able to possess people? I guess it all depends on the means of immortality... Afterall, while one person may love being an android, it may be hell for someone else.
Anyway, that aside.. assuming the means are something you'd be happy with... Would you really want to live long enough to watch everyone you ever loved or care about slowly fade away and die in what would be but the blink of an eye to you? Or would it be a blessing to be able to see what your great, great, great, great grandkids would become?
What if it was the Doctor Who effect, and you eventually became so old and wise you were seen as a threat with the entire universe against you at times?
While a simple yes or no may seem simple, theres a million what if's it comes with... If you really were immortal, would you be prepared for how your world and life would forever change?
Really, I think this quote kind of sums it up...
"I plan to live forever, of course, but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice. "
Its only natural to wish for a longer life, but a never ending one? I'm not really sure I could answer that.
Providing eternal youth came with the package, then absolutely, cause as others have said, being an old cripple for eternity would be turbo shite.
But yeah, I would take it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't say I'm afraid of dying, I just don't want to. Mostly for the simple reason that I want to know how the future is going to look and what's going to happen. Just look at how far technology has come in the last decade, never mind the last century, just try and imagine how impossibly different the world will look in the year 5000.
I would give up my life and fortunes to be Death, the traditional Meet Joe Black or guy with the sickle Death. Think about it, all knowing all sensing, able to be anywhere all at once. I could pick and choose who goes and who stays, I could make it as peaceful or as horrible as I wanted, I would know everything someone has done and what they are going to do.
I could snatch the life from people right before they do dark and horrible things for dark and horrible reasons.
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