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Message Subject Transhuman Scientists download brain onto computer making humans immortal
Poster Handle Blue Dragon God
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I agree with that, however there is also a limit on the number of different experiences one can have during this life. Extending life won't change this, except for adding the new experience of living longer than previously possible. But I doubt that actually leads to soul growth if it doesn't help you become more spiritual. To me, extending the life seems to create limitations because it only stalls what new things you will experience after the body dies. I view it as a form of procrastination. Unless there is some task to be accomplished in this life that requires me to live longer, living longer than 80-90 years serves no point. Not everyone will do marvelous things during retirement.
 Quoting: overmind


Yes... but that is your opinion. If left up to the individual, then I could say quite confidently that there would be many who would choose a longer life.

IMO.. death serves a purpose. A reset if you will.

I find it probable that is previous life expediences were accessible to us in this life time... that it would be a distraction to most... given that guilt of past mistakes could possibly overcome some individuals. I say this because so very few are able to overcome guilt and are imprisoned by it... and on the other side of the coin...t hose who should have it... do not.

Perhaps those who see it this way would choose a shorter life... but again having the choice... is something that is further away that the technology itself..
 Quoting: Blue Dragon God


Longer life as data in a machine? Desiring to live longer than you need to means the individual is giving this finite life more importance than their eternal future. This will only lead to spiritual stagnation. Yes, there are people who would make such a decision. By the way, I don't believe in reincarnation, so for me there is no such thing as a reset. Such a thing wouldn't compel a person into making good decisions anyway, it would require people to relearn everything in a morally imperfect environment and that is not a form of progress. You don't fix mistakes by forgetting about them.
 Quoting: overmind


As always the qualitative is tossed away for the quantitative. We can not be externally completed. We can only add extra layers of complexity to muddle purpose.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflatus


I agree. Well said.
 
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