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    The O.P is unclear. Could you expand on it, a bit? I don't see how a person living an everlasting life supported by robots are halted from reaching potential unless they are in a coma...
    Spiritually? Is there such a thing? The supposition of spiritualism in unscientific.
    What's the difference between our current situation and "rather be fated into one?"


     

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    I'd be happy with good bowel movements until I die whether it was a long or short life.!
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    So what happens to awe inspiring performances of opera, or happy dancing at parties, or teaching children to swim, or hand-crafted lace, or winning or losing a game of tennis/ soccer/ chess/ gin rummy, sharing food with your friends or family, or lying on your back staring at clouds ( ..... name any art, sport, craft, life-skill, activity) under these scenarios.

    Before I say I'm even considering your idea, I need to know if any of the things I consider make a human life human would remain under either of the options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB View Post
    My vagueness is meant to invite creativity, but I'll expand a little.

    Option one, is a scenario in which humans are essentially immortal, all of their necessities for survival are either obsolete or completely automated. Maybe the genes are stored more securely or a new technology which may supersede them is implemented (kind of like going from VHS to DVD or even flash memory). Nutrients could be supplied through nano-machines. All sense of fear or danger removed. Physical union would be purely for pleasure, if the necessary organs still existed.

    Option two, the same amount of energy which is put into the technology to develop into option one, is instead put into a spiritual practice. Spiritual practice in this case is not about voodoo, deities or chanting. It's about self development. Progressing down a path towards greater understanding and ability in all human faculties, possibly learning skills which today no one is yet capable of, or very few are. Maybe special abilities or understanding regarding communication, compassion, agility, whatever.

    What I mean by "to be fated into" is not having a choice. Would a person prefer not to chose which scenario to be in but rather find themselves in one as a matter of fate, karma, chance, cause and effects, etc.?
    I really have only one thing to say to all this...

    Godspeed the crew of Apollo 1.

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    It may be, DaBoB that you can have both immortality and sacrifice.


     

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    Never mind.
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    You are a strange poster. You put up an opening post then, after a few preople respond to it, remove it making those responing hang out to dry with their comments about "nothing" now. Please refrain from doing this, thanks.
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    Strong agreement with Cosmo, above. In fact to my mind, that's a crime on a discussion forum. Going back and removing posts is something a poster simply should not do. I can think of very few instances where it's justified.

    And to have done that in this thread is flatly absurd. I'm very tempted to repost your O.P. and what you think about it be damned.
     

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    No point continuing a debate about nothing. This thread is locked.
     

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