Will you still be into home theater when you're 823?

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  1. Greg_S_H

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    Want to live to be 1,000? Some think we could

    I wonder if we'll look our age. "Seriously, officer! I thought she was 272!" And, do you think Sean Connery might play a young James Bond five hundred years from now? Will we watch the new movie in our own minds? We have a great deal of time in which to ponder these and many other questions.
     
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    It sounds like nonsensical crack-pottery to me.

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    Upon reading the title I assumed that the author would be talking about using technology to merge computers and the human brain like they did in Freejack. There's hardly a snowballs chance in hell that technology will arrive in my lifetime, but a snowballs chance is more likely than what that article was talking about. To suggest that medical technology is twenty years away from making it possible to live 1000 years isn't just nonsensical crack-pottery, it's downright stupid.
     
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    I've kept up with this for a while. I don't believe I'll live to be 1,000, because it just naturally seems impossible. The research behind it is very interesting though. They've made remarkable progress, increasing the live span of rats bye 300-400% (as I understand it the rats are still living, so the longer they stay alive the larger those numbers get). They supposedly plan to start human testing in another 10 years, and plan to have viable treatments ready after another 10. So far everything's going great so who knows, maybe we'll all get lucky. The only downside is that the movie Highlander will seem really stupid by the time you reach 200-300 years old.
     
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    Can florida handle that influx of a population growth? And you thought there were bad drivers on the road now. Christ can you Imagine Old charlie up the street when he hits 350. The crypt keeper is going to be greetingpaople at Wal mart.
     
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    Cartilage never stops growing throughout our lifetimes, so by the time we're 1000 years old, our ears will be as big a dinner plates, and our noses will be almost a foot long.
     
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    Well if people did live to be 1000, they'd raise the retirement age to 950 or so, which wouldn't be so nice. [​IMG]
     
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    "Oh man, do you have any idea how many times I regreted getting that tattoo in the 24th century?" [​IMG]
     
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    I still wouldn't see the Detroit Lions play in a Super Bowl. [​IMG]
     
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    Reminiscing in the year 2999: "If you remember the 25th century, then you weren't really there..."

    Should we all start buying stock in Soylent Green? [​IMG]

    Or the Body Shop in Logan's Run?
     
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    the image of the author of the article looks like an 8 year old boy dressed up as an old man. or maybe a teen girl dressed as an old man. either way, he doesnt look like a normal man.

    CJ
     
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    I don't understand... humans used to live until about 900 years of age (for example, Adam died at the age of 930, and Noah at 950 years of age), it was only when God decided that humans should not live longer than 120 years that it changed. Last I heard, God hadn't changed his mind? [​IMG]
     
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    Imagine taking Viagra for 8-9 centuries.
     
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    No need. First we'll have bionic replacement parts, then grown-in-the-lab replacements and upgrades. To answer the original question: No, I'll be far too busy with other pursuits to have time for Home Theater - unless 3-D, immersive, full-contact virtual porn counts. [​IMG]

    Joe
     
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    Ahhh, Huxley's 'Feelies'. Good idea.
     
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    Hmmm... I better stock up on replacement livers, I see some outrageous benders coming up.
     
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    It always amazes me how we humans are always trying to prolong our natural lives beyond what this planet can handle, we don't care, we just want to live forever which to me is very arrogant.

    This planet would be uninhabitable if we all lived that long, human beings need to eventually die, it's the universe's population control. I'm not worried, though, it's nonsense to even think that we'll live to be 1,000 years old.
     
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    Not as long as you only had one child over your 1000 year lifespan. I am willing to be fixed if it will get me an extra 920 years (hell, I am willing to be neutered for that).
     
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    But what could you possibly do with that kind of time, Mark? You could visit every country in the world 20 times over and still have 100's of years to occupy, you would get bored to tears eventually I would imagine.
     
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    It's not like the world will stand still. New books will be written (along with new examples of every other art form, and new art forms which wouldn't be possible with shorter life spans), the places you go will change in the hundred years since you've been there, settling the rest of the Solar System and maybe exploring the nearby stars will become a possibility. And the things to learn! I'd go back to college every fifty years or so to learn physics, law, music, biology, filmmaking, you name it.

    Think of what someone born AD 1005 would have seen had he lived to today - and in many ways, the world changes faster now. Boredom strikes me as a terribly unlikely possibility, unless you were already likely to get bored in a hundred years.
     

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