The ultimate finality of life is exactly the thing that makes life precious and special. I find this desire to extend life infinitely highly egotistical and selfish.
I guess I don't understand the desire for partial immortality. Your friends and family all fade away, weird parts of your body would fail (how does one regenerate cartilage? And what about telomerase!?), and nothing would seem new after awhile. I'm sure my answer would change in the midst of a death rattle or traffic accident, but it seems wise to bow out in a timely fashion.
People are saying they don't understand the selfish side of this issue. The selfishness comes into play when one person is using 200 years of resources. Resources are limited.
The slow deterioration and accumulated heartache are the point. A world without suffering is a world without pleasure; a world without sacrifice is a world without meaning. If nothing costs you anything nothing means anything.
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