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If you could become immortal on the condition you would NEVER be able to die or kill yourself, would you choose immortality?

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30 minutes ago, bittersweet said:

If you could become immortal on the condition you would NEVER be able to die or kill yourself, would you choose immortality?

No, because at some point I'd probably get tired of living.  Seems it'd be a lonely existence after a while.

 

If I'm un-killable that also means that if I ever get imprisoned or trapped somewhere it's game over.  Eternal hell.

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Sure... but my only condition with immortality is something else--- I need invincibility to go with it.  My worst fear as an immortal would be any scenario where I get dismembered, with presumably no regeneration factor to reform like your average high-level DBZ villain.  I would require super regeneration/healing factor (e.g.- Majin Buu; you could cut his head off or even vaporize the top half of his body...and he'll regenerate and be perfectly fine just a matter of seconds later.).....or outright invincibility.  

 

Even without the regeneration or invincibility, I'd at least consider it.... because the saddest thing about the human condition is that we have to die at some point....fuck that nonsense.  I'd prefer to always be around, even into the distant future when this galaxy no longer exists.  I'd love to be around to observe literally anything and everything that will happen for the rest of time....like a real life "Uatu the Watcher" from Marvel...there's bound to be some fascinating things that may happen 25 trillion years from now, somewhere in the universe....or even right here where our solar system once existed.  Yeah, I'd more than likely go for it.

 

*sidenote--the concept of immortality is part of the reason I've always been fascinated with the idea of vampirism.

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The first thing that came to mind when I read the OP was the ending of Justice League:  Doom.   The first 25 seconds is it.  One of the drawbacks of immortality.  

 

 

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For sure, at some point science will give us this effect anyways but it will be both cellular and mental immortality.   A never ageing body that can heal at an accelerated rate as well as a way to preserve our minds regardless of our bodies state.  Shit isn't even a super power as much as it is an inevitability.   

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ah, and that reminds me---possibly the worst kind of prison you could face as an immortal/invincible being... a black hole.  Drifting around in space, there's the problem of what happens if you accidentally get too close to one of those.(*edit--I always imagined that being the perfect way to defeat a creature like the Hulk, or even Doomsday; a black hole has theoretically infinite gravity----perfect counter to infinite strength.)

 

...so, for that problem, it would be good to have teleportation.... or interdimensional phasing, perhaps; those may be the only ways to get out of that.

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3 hours ago, MillionX said:

ah, and that reminds me---possibly the worst kind of prison you could face as an immortal/invincible being... a black hole.  Drifting around in space, there's the problem of what happens if you accidentally get too close to one of those.(*edit--I always imagined that being the perfect way to defeat a creature like the Hulk, or even Doomsday; a black hole has theoretically infinite gravity----perfect counter to infinite strength.)

 

...so, for that problem, it would be good to have teleportation.... or interdimensional phasing, perhaps; those may be the only ways to get out of that.

If I was immortal why would I be wasting my time in space?!  All the good stuff is on Earth!!!!!

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6 hours ago, misterBee said:

If I was immortal why would I be wasting my time in space?!  All the good stuff is on Earth!!!!!

That would be after Earth is gone though... I'd still consider this "home" as long as it's here...but eventually it goes away once the sun gets to be a problem (expanding into a "red giant").  After that, it's time to float around out there for a while until one hopefully finds some other world to be the new home-base.

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16 hours ago, MillionX said:

ah, and that reminds me---possibly the worst kind of prison you could face as an immortal/invincible being... a black hole.  Drifting around in space, there's the problem of what happens if you accidentally get too close to one of those.(*edit--I always imagined that being the perfect way to defeat a creature like the Hulk, or even Doomsday; a black hole has theoretically infinite gravity----perfect counter to infinite strength.)

 

...so, for that problem, it would be good to have teleportation.... or interdimensional phasing, perhaps; those may be the only ways to get out of that.

Well if you could do stuff like change your body into energy and then become composed of x-rays you could "easily" escaped a black hole.

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Hmmm.  If you're unstoppable (Black holes can't hold you and such)  That would change things considerably for me.  Sure, you can get bored being alive so long, but that would take a long ass time I would imagine.  Even if that did happen, I'd pull a Dracula and just sleep in a hole for a few centuries or something until some new shit popped up.  

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I'm gonna go with no. I don't wanna live long enough to see the sun either die/engulf the earth, and survive the effects of it. Once earth is gone and humanity dies, then what? Float in space for eternity? Hard pass 

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