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sydwel April 10th, 2016 8:20pm

If humans achieved biological immortality, should a lifespan limit be put in place, after which a person would be euthanized?

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/10/16 1:40 pm

You've got quite the imagination Sydwel:)!

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sydwel
04/10/16 3:36 pm

Thanks! I ❤️ trolls

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MrMilkdud
04/10/16 3:21 pm

No, because murder is murder.
Not to mention the problem of the inevitable development of special classes that get a pass because of their wealth or because of their value to society.

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LegionOfTruth Deport Islam 2017
04/10/16 3:17 pm

Sterilization not euthanasia would be needed. Assuming we can stop the immediate threat of European dispossession and the rise of Islamist caliphates then we really shouldn't have purposeful killings of innocents. Underground, underwater, and environments in air are are possible if we have that level pf technology not to mention space.

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sydwel
04/10/16 1:43 pm

Yeah, at a certain point I believe it would be unethical to continue you living, but I don't know that any government should have the power to determine what an acceptable length of life is.

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mcable Lost in Translation
04/10/16 3:31 pm

If we as a species figured out biological immortality, I am optimistic that science that advanced could sort out the downstream issues of overcrowding/over pollution etc. Dyson cubes, someone already said underwater habitats, other planets GSVs, etc etc. Hopefully that same science could also clean up the mess we will have already made on good old earth too!

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sydwel
04/10/16 3:36 pm

Definitely agree about the class concern

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EarlyBird Portland
04/10/16 3:50 pm

There would need to be some kind of system in place. If not the euthanasia program, limiting births would be needed.

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Okie1967 Lets go brandon
04/10/16 2:56 pm

It's never ok to kill an innocent person.

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sydwel
04/10/16 5:00 pm

Biological immortality- you can still be killed by external forces.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/10/16 5:06 pm

Playing God fantasy...

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LegionOfTruth Deport Islam 2017
04/10/16 4:49 pm

Seems we value different things. Technology Is quite useful and we should be using it to our advantage rather than seeking to limit it.

Romzy sic semper tyrannus
04/10/16 2:08 pm

That's a tough question...but I mean, who's going to want to die? I'd rather choose when rather than be told when, otherwise the tyrant in charge could reduce/raise it as much as he wanted

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/10/16 4:59 pm

What would be the point of calling it "immortality" if it's really not...?

lcamino Florida and Georgia
04/10/16 4:03 pm

This would be pretty awful. I doubt that anyone would be allowed to have children.

sep
04/10/16 1:29 pm

There would have to be some way to regulate population, but that seems extreme. Barring colonization of other planets, people who wanted immortality might be required not to reproduce. But, that might mean parents would have to be killed at some advanced age, which brings us back to the initial suggestion...

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
04/10/16 5:04 pm

Biological immortality implies the physical body cannot be killed...