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What If You Could Live Forever?

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We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, which means we have to be careful with our resources. If you live forever, then the amount of resources available for future generations will inevitably start to dwindle. we'll run out of space on earth because the world will be overpopulated. This will cause the murders of children during childbirth because has I said the world is overpopulated and the government will ban people from having kids.

What's more, if you live forever then-new diseases will emerge, which mean that your immune system becomes unable to fight them. This is because the diversity of pathogens in the environment goes up over time (because there are more people around) and your immune system has evolved to match it. If you never die, then your immune system never changes!

The human body also accumulates damage during its life. For example, about 50% of our cells are turned over every year (Hayflick). Think about that for a second - 100% of our cells would be replaced within 7 years on average! But this process slows down by adulthood so most cells last around 10-50 years before being replaced by new ones. And when something gets damaged it simply gets removed and replaced by a new cell - it doesn't really matter (until something goes wrong).

This is an important part of how we age because every time one of your cells divides there's a chance that some damage will be introduced into the DNA. Once the affected cell replicates enough copies of itself, they'll start to accumulate and you might get cancer (this represents about 5% of human deaths in developed countries). But if we never die then we would need more cells to replace all those lost ones! This means that the rate at which cells turn over should actually decrease as we age, which leads us to face greater rates of cancer.

So to solve these problems, we need to engineer a smaller human that is more resource-efficient. which could be placed in space with less gravity to reduce their cell turnover rate, and there might even be fewer diseases outside the earth's atmosphere! This would allow everyone to enjoy the benefits of living forever without having to face problems associated with indefinite lifespans.

}{So it is simply planet earth will even kill us even if the universe allows it}{

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Everyone is destined to live for a specific time and I think its better for everyone. If everyone would started to live forever the world would be populated.

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I won't want that. Living for eternity and witnessing your loved ones dying one after one... Oh dear. I just can't imagine.

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