Robert Heinlein, a science fiction writer of the 70's. wrote a book called , "Time Enough for Love", about a character who was seemingly immortal. Despite the "racy" content, it is a very thought-provoking book, and makes me wonder about what it would be like to live 3,000 years.
Would you like to be a Lazarus Long? Or would you rather stick to the status quo?
I remember watching some Bashar a while back and there was a very interesting idea put forward.
As you live more and more in the present moment with a feeling of excitement, the present moment becomes longer and longer...a bit like those times when you are so engaged in something that you suddenly realize that several hours have gone past and it is now the end of the day.
I'm paraphrasing but I believe Bashar was saying that it is possible to live your life that way and your physical life will actually extend as a result.
To others, it will appear that you are living an immortal-ish life but for you the passage of time (and experience) will still feel the same.
In effect, those moments of total engagement allow you to step outside of physical time.
Just stumbled across this snippet from Bashar, which I've not heard before, talking exactly about this idea...
Living forever, you lose the drive. There's no need to prioritize, no need to grow, improve, no fire within. The pressure is taken of you. I could see how one goes on a billion years wasteful limb. You can see what happens, even today people act as if they had forever to live. And that makes them live dull lives.
See how approach to life game changes if you think today is the last day of your life. You live quite fully that day.
answered 17 Jul '12, 09:05
With immortality we could visit other planets, establish colonies, travel to other galaxies, it does not matter if it will take ten billion years no big deal that is drop in the bucket compared to eternity.
Our knowledge would increase over all these years maybe we would know every language of Earth fluently, think of it with all this time to spend learning we could achieve totally amazing feats.
Aging would have to be conquered as well as degeneration of the brain, it would be a horror to live forever in a state of Alzheimers and not be able to take care of one self. On the other hand living forever like this eventually when they find a cure you can be cured.
answered 03 Mar '10, 09:44
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