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#19 - unikornking (06/24/2013) [-]
It would be the 15,523 time
#81 to #19 - brunt (06/24/2013) [-]
Source?
#84 to #81 - bonlino (06/24/2013) [-]
The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya (good anime indeed)
#86 to #84 - brunt (06/24/2013) [-]
Thankyou! I've heard about this anime, I just haven't got around to it yet!
User avatar #34 to #19 - dicedfruit (06/24/2013) [-]
I wish I could thumb this up 10 million times.
User avatar #48 to #34 - hugsta (06/24/2013) [-]
At this rate only 9984477 more to go.
#27 - justakewldewd (06/24/2013) [-]
Well maybe you should skydive more, you depressing little 			****		.
Well maybe you should skydive more, you depressing little **** .
User avatar #104 to #27 - HashMap (06/24/2013) [-]
And she can do it without a parachute too.
#67 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
I don't agree with people who would call immortality a curse,   
   
As someone who wishes he had never been born at all, I can say that given the option I'd want to live forever. After all, why be born with a small glimpse of life just to have it all taken away? You slowly whither only barely being exposed the great mysterious of the universe, existence, life and space. You barely get to witness and experience anything. You are hardly alive to begin with. We exist like a sudden breath or blink of an eye, born here only to die.    
   
I want to live forever, I want to become a god, I want to see all this reality has to offer. I need to know, need to know everything there is to know, need to feel everything there is to feel, and want to understand all that is, and isn't.   
   
I want to outgrow my human lust for power, and the desire to rule, I want to become infinite, all-knowing, and... perhaps what I seek most, I want to be content.   
   
Life isn't a gift, it's  curse, because death is inevitable, however, when you overcome death, life--existence, has endless possibilities. It would be wonderful, all the time, all the time in the world.   
   
I know a lot of people don't agree but I guess I'm just an all or nothing sort of guy, what I want is either not to exist or to live forever, and not be stuck in between.   
   
sorry for wall of text   
   
tl;dr think of all the virtual reality video games and amazing future technology
I don't agree with people who would call immortality a curse,

As someone who wishes he had never been born at all, I can say that given the option I'd want to live forever. After all, why be born with a small glimpse of life just to have it all taken away? You slowly whither only barely being exposed the great mysterious of the universe, existence, life and space. You barely get to witness and experience anything. You are hardly alive to begin with. We exist like a sudden breath or blink of an eye, born here only to die.

I want to live forever, I want to become a god, I want to see all this reality has to offer. I need to know, need to know everything there is to know, need to feel everything there is to feel, and want to understand all that is, and isn't.

I want to outgrow my human lust for power, and the desire to rule, I want to become infinite, all-knowing, and... perhaps what I seek most, I want to be content.

Life isn't a gift, it's curse, because death is inevitable, however, when you overcome death, life--existence, has endless possibilities. It would be wonderful, all the time, all the time in the world.

I know a lot of people don't agree but I guess I'm just an all or nothing sort of guy, what I want is either not to exist or to live forever, and not be stuck in between.

sorry for wall of text

tl;dr think of all the virtual reality video games and amazing future technology
User avatar #75 to #67 - neutralgray (06/24/2013) [-]
Life is a gift because we get to live it at all. The experience of grasping consciousness to me is worth the pain of this world. However I do agree with you about immortality not being a curse. I want to live far past what I know I'll see.
#85 to #67 - kortex (06/24/2013) [-]
If there are a reason why i want to be immortal, it will be to get into a ******* spaceship to discover all the **** this universe is hiding.


and why not try to poo in alien's bathroom
#88 to #85 - fractalius (06/24/2013) [-]
Imagine jumping off a space ship and flying off into space, but you can't die. Where would you end up
#90 to #88 - kortex (06/24/2013) [-]
That excactly what i want to now
That excactly what i want to now
User avatar #113 to #67 - thedrainox (06/24/2013) [-]
I just wanted to share my opinion on this, I do agree with you to some extent, but I still consider Immortality a curse since, after you dscover everything there is, after you become the all knowing, after you achieve the 100% completion, then what? It would be a little bit like playing a game that you already 100% completed (with the exception that there is alot more to life).
Playing that one title with nothing left to complete/to do. I think that's the part when it becomes more of a curse, than a gift.
User avatar #128 to #113 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
I want to be a god.

There isn't anything left to do when the last aspect of reality has been conquered such a feat... would take more than a trillion years. And we humans don't even know if the universe ends or not.
User avatar #120 to #67 - HeartOfTheDL (06/24/2013) [-]
The short life is perfect as it makes us appreciate life more. Life then becomes precious a value that one knows that can expire. It is what makes living great. To try and do all that even knowing that you only have a finite time here.

Immortality is a curse you will meet and love and befriend people. Then you will lose them over and over again. The body will heal but the mind will not. Trust me when I say this you don't want to live knowing that you will never see your friends again and then make new ones and the same thing happens again. You will grow bitter and will build walls to try and protect yourself from the pain. It's not the life you'd want to live.
This is my wisdom take it as you will.
User avatar #127 to #120 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
Not everyone wants to live forever and that's okay. I'm just a special case. In fact most poeple would call me a monster and a freak, at least on personality and intellectual levels, but maybe I just don't belong in this era.
#122 to #67 - rdobet (06/24/2013) [-]
Here, I give you this

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I would like immortality on assumption I could somehow off myself if I ever needed to, like say a self-destruct basically.
User avatar #126 to #122 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
1. Scientific enhancement.
2. The world will accept me as their god leader immortal
3. Scientific enhancement, also, as to those who remember every single days of their lives, as far as we can tell we have a near unlimited capacity for memory. Besides, it's not like you need to remember absolutely everything, just the important stuff.
4. ******** , and this has no real credible scientific evidence. Also the understanding of the human brain has really only barely been touched.
5. Yeah that's pretty much it. Probably the worse case scenario other than getting killed.

I think people would rather come up with excuses to justify the fact they are going to die, if they can convince themselves that immortality would suck then they'll feel better about their own mortality.


Yeah, I suppose the exit ticket is good, but I think I would try to stick around to see the end of this universe, humanity, everything, as long as possible. After all, my real goal would be to become more than human and to become as infinite as possible. This is virtually impossible because of mortality.
#129 to #126 - rdobet (06/24/2013) [-]
the thing is, eventually you'll just stand there after every other particle in the universe eventually gets further and further until all you can see is blackness since the light will never reach your eyes. Also once the sun goes supernova you'll probably end up launched into a black whole after about a few million years of travel, and then you'll end up just being pulled into a conscious line of atoms. You'll probably go through a few supernovae first, but it will likely happen eventually.
User avatar #132 to #129 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
It all depends really. How long humanity survives, where we manage to make, what awaits us at the end of the universe.
I'm sure, that I might get bored eventually, however, as long as humanity is alive, I'm sure I'd have a very vested interest in watching over everything. Unless of course I find something more interesting.
And, I suppose, if one did find ways to become more than human, things like "perception" would change. Everything could change. Who knows in that event.
#133 to #132 - rdobet (06/24/2013) [-]
Does the worlds thinnest strand of spaghetti count as more than human?
User avatar #134 to #133 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
******
you go into a black hole

you dead
#135 to #134 - rdobet (06/24/2013) [-]
but you can't die, remember?
User avatar #136 to #135 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
Depends on your immortality type, no one said invincible. In Baccanos case, you'd probably go dormant or dissipate until your being can recollect sometime in the far far future, if ever. So it would be close enough to death.
#71 to #67 - John Cena (06/24/2013) [-]
read it all then the tl;dr got you the thumb
#103 to #67 - mimicskry (06/24/2013) [-]
do you happen to know the source of this anime?
#119 to #103 - thycupcake (06/24/2013) [-]
It's Baccano!, actually my favourite anime. I thoroughly recommend it.
It's Baccano!, actually my favourite anime. I thoroughly recommend it.
#107 to #67 - onceapiece (06/24/2013) [-]
Trust me, you wouldn't like it. Even if your body stayed in perfect condition, your mind wouldn't. After thousands of years, time would pass by so fast that you would be hesitant to make any friends because they would seem to die in what seems like 2 years to you now. In addition, because our mind latch on to things we know, it would be hard for you to keep up with the times when you're 50, much less 10,000. Finally, your brain can only hold a finite amount of information. You're not a machine, so you wouldn't be able to understand everything.
User avatar #130 to #107 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
Blah, minutes seem like an eternity to me, I can't remember the day before yesterday. I'm so utterly satisfied with life that I only hold onto the bare necessity of information. I defrag my hard drive out of habit, I don't believe in that speeded up time perception bull, besides I don't think there is credible scientific evidence for such a claim.

Human enhancement, engineered evolution, and finally work around. For example, connecting your mind to a supercomputer for extra processing power. There is always a way, always a loophole, always, something.
#138 to #130 - onceapiece (06/25/2013) [-]
The claim is based on the fact that, when you're a kid, a day can seem really long because you haven't experienced many of them. When you are one year old, the next year is going to be as long as your entire life, whereas when you're 50, it will only be 1/50th of you're life. Also, connecting your brain to a supercomputer would start to slowly drain your perception of humanity since the computer's processing is so much bigger and better than yours (assuming this is really far in the future), meaning that you will lose the curiosity you once had and practically be a living corpse.
User avatar #139 to #138 - infinitereaper (06/25/2013) [-]
these are a lot of assumptions m8
#140 to #139 - onceapiece (06/25/2013) [-]
Well, I don't see any way it could end up working out. Plus, you're assuming that "there is always a way." My assumptions are based on more than cliche sayings :p
User avatar #141 to #140 - infinitereaper (06/25/2013) [-]
It could work out in plenty of ways, and you have to remember science is only going to advance as is our understanding. It's cool though, not everyone wants to live forever.
User avatar #69 to #67 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
This didn't fit in with my original post, but I feel like this quote really describes my sentiments, and I'm sure a few others feel the same:

"I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, I want to hear X-rays, and I want to smell dark matter. Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can’t even express these things properly, because I have to — I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language, but I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws, and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me. I’m a machine, and I can know much more, I could experience so much more, but I’m trapped in this absurd body."
User avatar #93 to #69 - JMF (06/24/2013) [-]
Who is that quote from?
User avatar #131 to #93 - infinitereaper (06/24/2013) [-]
Uh, its from Battlestar Galactica, something about "Electric Sheep, and dreams" might be the episode name.
#82 - muxammle (06/24/2013) [-]
related.
User avatar #115 to #82 - anotherponyaccount (06/24/2013) [-]
But I'm pretty sure life sentence doesn't mean until you die but maybe it does in the US
#98 - huntergriff ONLINE (06/24/2013) [-]
...I'd...actually like being immortal...i mean...no one can stop you...you can take over the world...maybe rule with an iron fist... **** that sounds awesome...
User avatar #116 to #98 - europe (06/24/2013) [-]
That's the reason you'd like to be immortal?
I would like to be immortal just so I could see every single corner of the world and get to know all there is to know
User avatar #99 to #98 - antisocialtwilight (06/24/2013) [-]
Hate to burst your bubble, but all someone needs to do is put you in a hold like a cop would, put your hands and legs in cuffs, then put you in a coffin and bury you.
Immortal =/= unstoppable.
User avatar #108 to #102 - eiaisqzbsesb (06/24/2013) [-]
Also, you'd eventualy run out of possible things to do.
User avatar #118 to #108 - vampiricjoker (06/24/2013) [-]
Not with ever expanding technology
User avatar #121 to #118 - eiaisqzbsesb (06/24/2013) [-]
You would eventualy run out of possibilites. There are only so many things to do.
User avatar #123 to #121 - huntergriff ONLINE (06/24/2013) [-]
yeah...but still...running an empire that's basically like the one from star wars would still be kind of cool.
User avatar #124 to #123 - eiaisqzbsesb (06/24/2013) [-]
Each to their own I suppose.
User avatar #110 to #99 - fuzzyballs (06/24/2013) [-]
jail would work you know, you don't actually have to bury anyone
User avatar #112 to #110 - antisocialtwilight (06/24/2013) [-]
Well, yeah, but I feel like people'd get annoyed by his constant yelling to get out. Burying your problems is good, out of sight, out of mind.
They did it on Heroes after this guy wanted to release this virus that would eliminate 93% of the world's population in 2 years. They put him in jail, but he escaped after 30 years, then at the end he was put underground. His lungs kept regenerating every time he ran out of air, so he would die repeatedly. Containment and punishment.
#4 - kaptainiglu (06/23/2013) [-]
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE, HIGHLANDER!
#5 to #4 - ageofthegross ONLINE (06/23/2013) [-]
mmmm dat disguise
User avatar #9 to #4 - flusteredmoose (06/23/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OffF0e2h4TU

Prepare for rapid beard growth.
#13 to #9 - atomschlumpf (06/24/2013) [-]
my first thought aswell
#35 to #13 - John Cena (06/24/2013) [-]
source on the picture?
User avatar #68 to #35 - MrLlama (06/24/2013) [-]
Maki Badfox.

She makes/made reaction pictures, quite a lot of them.
#3 - pappathethird (06/23/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#10 - rainbowrush ONLINE (06/24/2013) [-]
#26 - mrdrpage (06/24/2013) [-]
Immortality would suck.   
   
As humans get older, the brain starts to perceives time differently.   
At some point, 100 years could seem like a second to you.
Immortality would suck.

As humans get older, the brain starts to perceives time differently.
At some point, 100 years could seem like a second to you.
User avatar #56 to #26 - mycatislookingatme (06/24/2013) [-]
The reason that happens, is our brain begins to filter out all but the most important memories.

When you're young, you've not got as many memories, so you can remember more things from the last year, so that year seemed like it took ages, due to the amount of general time you can remember over that year, but as you get older, there's less space for memory, and you begin to filter things out and forget, so less things are remembered over the course of a year, thus meaning you've got less time and stuff in your memory about the year.



I didn't sleep last night, I know what I'm talking about, I just hope it made sense.
#125 to #56 - mrdrpage (06/24/2013) [-]
I understand. Makes plenty of sense.
I understand. Makes plenty of sense.
#53 to #26 - John Cena (06/24/2013) [-]
I imagine a man standing in the middle of the desert, unchanging, unmoving, for 100 years.
#51 - crazylance (06/24/2013) [-]
Immortality really sucks but at the same time it's splendid.
You would have all the time in the world to experience everything possible but in the end you'd wish for death, unless you're a coward who's afraid of dying.
User avatar #58 to #51 - DiabloStrawhat (06/24/2013) [-]
Well, death is really scary. But legitimately running out of reasons to live is even scarier.
User avatar #61 to #51 - sabcy (06/24/2013) [-]
personally, at that point, I would take over the world, and kill every single human on it, then sit quietly and see what evolves to take their place.
User avatar #76 to #51 - certifiedidiot (06/24/2013) [-]
I am very much so a coward thank you now cough up some of that ******* immortality syrup, I'm desperate mother ****** !
#59 to #51 - RequieminMortis (06/24/2013) [-]
Immortality just seems like more of a curse than a gift if you don't have someone to spend it with. It's why in almost every story, game or other universe I know of, the only people an immortal ever truly bonds with are other immortals.

Also, a Tech-Priest emulating Bill Ny the Science Guy is.......strangely fitting.
#89 to #59 - fractalius (06/24/2013) [-]
Lost Odyssey?
#79 to #59 - crazylance (06/24/2013) [-]
I like the Tech-Priests, pretty bad-ass in my opinion.
Well, about the immortality part, it's true that only immortals get along other immortals but I'd also imagine immortals trying to converse with gods and make pacts with them or such.

Praise the Omnissiah!
User avatar #62 to #59 - sabcy (06/24/2013) [-]
unless they are a paragon. Then they're just a badass who need noone.
User avatar #80 to #51 - bonlino (06/24/2013) [-]
i would personally hate immortality, since i would watch my family and friends wither and die without me. and ill be living forever without any family by my side. that's how i see it anyway, but other than that, immortality does give its perks as well, like watching the world around me evolve in ways id never dream of seeing, and seeing and possibly meeting people id never think of bieng able to meet. its extraordinary on the possibilities. lecture over, continue your scrolling!
User avatar #83 to #80 - bonlino (06/24/2013) [-]
ive also realized that as time progresses through the thousands, humanity will evolve, and that means that I (immortal me) would be left behind in evolution, and i would possibly become the dumbest/smartest person on earth compared to my evolved subjects.
#55 - rivenworlder (06/24/2013) [-]
Here's a thought, what if you were immortal, but not invincible? Therefore, you can live forever, but if you want (or by sheer bad luck) you can still die.

Personally, I think being immortal would be pretty cool. I'd love to see how mankind develops and I'd try to use that time to learn about everything I could find.
User avatar #57 to #55 - specialone (06/24/2013) [-]
But if you're immortal but not invisible at what age/stage of life do you stop developing. It would be cruel to turn old forever, slowly withering away as your body slows.
User avatar #60 to #57 - lavitts (06/24/2013) [-]
You stop aging when you gain the immortality I guess?
User avatar #66 to #60 - rivenworlder (06/24/2013) [-]
That's the idea. You wouldn't age, but you're still susceptible to things like, you know, bullets. My guess is that it'd be like Vampirism, only you can go outside in the sunlight and don't need blood, obviously.
User avatar #28 - dedaluminus (06/24/2013) [-]
I don't know about you but if I was immortal, I'd spend the time shaping the world to my views.
#101 to #28 - fargone (06/24/2013) [-]
It worked for the God-Emperor.
#52 to #28 - John Cena (06/24/2013) [-]
No you wouldnt, you would do exactly what you are doing now... being a nobody with no impact on the world.
User avatar #40 to #28 - lurkerlarry ONLINE (06/24/2013) [-]
immortality=/=power over the world
User avatar #78 to #40 - TheBarneyStinson (06/24/2013) [-]
You can get power, though. If you're able to escape incarceration, no one can stop you from doing whatever you want.
#24 - canadianguyeh (06/24/2013) [-]
Reincarnation.
User avatar #7 - gomugomuno (06/23/2013) [-]
if you want to watch a movie with a similar plot i recommend the man from earth. watched it recently it pretty good
User avatar #12 to #7 - vinlandknight (06/24/2013) [-]
Good movie.
#54 - merloxbeard (06/24/2013) [-]
"Who wants to live forever?" , was reminded of this.
"Who wants to live forever?" , was reminded of this.
User avatar #14 - damnusername ONLINE (06/24/2013) [-]
sounds like captain jack
#2 - John Cena (06/23/2013) [-]
pfff, only a woman would say that
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