Humanity has become accustomed to a mortal life within the material world where everyone's life spans a limited time. What if through technological advancements, we are able to stop or reverse aging? What would be the implications of immortal life?

Potential Positive Implications Potential Negative Implications
Infinite life span.
Immortality can help to significantly increase the benefits that can be gained from benevolent people. Immortality can help to significantly increase the damage that can result from atrocious people.
Less appreciation for time.
Immortality can help to significantly improve the patience in humankind potentially resulting in more thoughtfulness of human kind. Immortality may induce the idea that there is always a tomorrow and hence negatively influence the humankind's desire to achieve.


Competing Views...

Steve Jobs: "Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.", Stanford Commencement Address, Jun 15, 2005, [URL]
Woody Allen: "It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.", Without Feathers (1975), Death (A Play), [URL]

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