I'm pretty sure that spirituality has little to do with living forever, or even extending the duration of one's life. It's about being able to live a good, healthy, passionate, and loving life. Spirituality deals with your consciousness, intuition, and being in touch with your source, all of which fulfills your life. None of this can be achieved simply because technology may be able to prolong one's life. If you are miserable before your life is extended, you will certainly be miserable afterward, only with this technology you will be miserable for a lot longer :-).
By saying that spirituality would no longer be necessary would be no different than succumbing to the notion that money can buy you happiness. Happiness, love, compassion, desire, longing to learn, all come from within, and not from technology, and the best path to finding all of these happens to be through your own spirituality.
answered 19 Feb '13, 09:11
I believe it would have a big effect of beliefs. For example any mention of Heaven as an after life would lose meaning. On the other hand death will always exist because of homicide, suicide, accidental death. Those would be the only way people would die. In that case afterlife would be applicable.
But I believe it might make us value life so much more that these bad things wouldn't happen. But the effect on religion would be big.
answered 18 Feb '13, 20:19
First will it ever happen? And even if you could live for ever what would you do when you know everything there is to know and experience from this world? What tell you that there is not some other world to go to and have some other experience after this one? What if you could experience even more things and retain more knowledge after this world? would spirituality loose its meaning? you are a spiritual being in a human body. you dream at night yet you have no physical body? Technology might advence but even technology have to be replace.Your physical body last longuer then anny personnal computer on the market right now.
answered 18 Feb '13, 20:38
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