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matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 08:37 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=387674
I came across a post tonight in which someone was depressed because they felt if life always ends in death no matter what they did what is the point. I believe the person didn't see his part in the big picture and there were many posts of that nature but I decided to make a future prediction.

I see you have assumed you will die... how old are you if you are over 40 yeah science may not save you in time. I'm 23 if I think of my grandfathers world at 23 the 1940's no transistor computers, no jet engines, no rockets, poor medical science, ect. I come to a realization of how much the world changed in 60 years. I can honestly say medicine will probably push me past grandpa in years. I believe by the time I'm his age we might have off world colonies and the medicine to make me live a very long time.

If not life is interesting but short.

Over the years I have become optimistic that some day we will have the choice of an unending life in a future where we can even prevent the decay of the universe.

so I was wondering if anyone else had crazy future thoughts/hopes/predictions.

TheMono
April 26th, 2007, 08:43 AM
I can't imagine many things worse than neverending life.

matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 08:57 AM
I find my life pretty enjoyable I sometimes think statistically that its a 1/4 to a 1/5 over. I can't help but think this isn't enough time to learn everything i want to, go all the places I want to, and experience all the things I want to. Plus I have a strong what is next feeling I would hate to miss out on the stuff going on after I die.

karellen
April 26th, 2007, 09:01 AM
it's funny how so many people long for imortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon...:)

maniacmusician
April 26th, 2007, 09:06 AM
I can't imagine many things worse than neverending life.
ditto

it's funny how so many people long for imortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon...:)
that one made me chuckle....[files away for personal use]

matthekc
April 26th, 2007, 09:29 AM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

probably the best place to find cutting edge science research news imho

I don't find myself bored too much I usually find something to do even if its just to have a drink

karellen
April 26th, 2007, 09:35 AM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

probably the best place to find cutting edge science research news imho

I don't find myself bored to much I usually find something to do even if its just to have a drink

thank for the link (I usually read the sci/tech section of google news :) )

Tomosaur
April 26th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Who cares? You may die tomorrow, so you may aswell cram as much into your days as you can. There'd be nothing worse than dying bored out of your mind.