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

Playing God fantasy...

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

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

sydwel
04/10/16 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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.

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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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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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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sydwel
04/10/16 3:36 pm

Definitely agree about the class concern

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

It's never ok to kill an innocent person.

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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

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

You've got quite the imagination Sydwel:)!

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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...

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.