What is your favorite excuse for forgoing indefinite life extension?
List more and Ill edit them in to this list.
If you can link me to a discussion where the person is actively trying to defend one of these excuses the please link to that too.
The first 8 here are covered in the imminst.org/faq
-List of Objections-
1. There is no reason to want to live indefinitely.
2. Death is inevitable.
3. It is stupid to think that we would want to become increasingly frail and not be able to die.
4. Life will get boring.
5. Creating indefinite life extension is not possible.
6. Only the rich would get indefinite life extension.
7. Life extension will cause an over population crisis.
8. Keeping all of those old people around will ruin our economies.
9. It is not natural.
10. Then murderers and horrible people will get to live indefinitely.
11. It is irresponsible for us to try to play god.
12. The world would be overrun with junk yards and landfills.
13. There wouldn’t be enough rooms in hospitals for everybody to get the life extension therapies.
14. We wouldn’t want to see our friends and families die.
15. We cant see into the past so what is the point?
16. We will never invent time machines to go into the past so what is the point?
17. Our noses and ears would get too big and so we wouldn’t want indefinite life extension.
18. Invisible god friends we made up don’t say that we should do this.
19. If we do this it is part of the apocalypse.
20. If we don’t die we will miss out on the serenity and experience of being in a grave yard.
21. Our health insurance policies set us up for funerals and we can’t let that go to waste.
22. Life works like a book, you have to have a beginning and an end or you can’t have a good life.
23. There are spiders, crocodiles, smelly things, ugly dogs and all kinds of things we don’t want to have to see for so long.
24. Our stuff would keep wearing out and we would have to keep getting new stuff, clothes, house, hat, etc…
25. We would be stuck hearing the same songs and there would be reruns for so long and who wants to be around for that?
26. The sun will eventually explode anyways so why try?
27. We could get tortured or something so why would we want to allow that chance?
28. You would owe bills forever and your debt collectors would never stop calling.
29. You would have to stand in line so many more times, and so many more of your pens would run out of ink.
30. There are fat and dumb people and so why would we want to live around people like that?They are too lazy to respond to the need to stop their life from being taken away. In other words, are they so irresponsible that they make excuses so they wont have to do anything about it.
Edited by brokenportal, 21 October 2011 - 11:45 PM.