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Who will pull the plug?

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#1 Mind

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:44 PM


Here is an interesting discussion. Religious people are wondering about end-of-life care for the increasing numbers of lonely elderly around the world. The numbers of people with no living relatives or guardians is expected to climb. If they do not have a legal advanced directive in place, who will make the decision about end-of-life care? https://aleteia.org/...without-family/

 

Complicating this factor over the next decade (before robust rejuvenation therapies arrive, there will be increasingly effective life support systems to keep a person (body/brain) "minimally" alive. How long do you keep them on life support, especially when rejuvenation tech/therapies are clearly on the horizon?


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#2 shadowhawk

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:56 PM

Life is more than just what supplements you take.  We don't even know what life is.  Take all the supplements yoy know of, mix them up and you still do not have life,  Who ends up in control of your life is one of life"s greatest questions.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:08 PM

You may write a written consent for your wish until you are still young and with your brain. In which circumstances you want your plug to be pulled. My personal decision - no pulling. Brainless shitted decomposing in bed but alive. Fight to the very end. And after the death - cryopreservation.

 

 


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#4 shadowhawk

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:01 PM

Wh0 has a right to pull your plug when we do not even know what life is?  Does this extend to the entirety of life?  Is there any time when the ignorant  can decide to pull the plug?



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

According to the biology everything living (the life) is made of cells. The cells are made of organelles and macro molecules. There are criteria with things that something must have in order to be named alive.

This should be enough knowledge about what life is, when it is up to pulling the plug.

 







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