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Debate Score:37
Arguments:24
Total Votes:43
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If you were given the option to live forever, would you take it?

If you choose to live forever, what would you do with your new time?

Yes...

Side Score: 18
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No...

Side Score: 19
3 points

I would go to as much funeral as I can.

I would go to as much funeral as I can.

I would go to as much funeral as I can.

Side: Yes...
hmicciche(660) Disputed
2 points

Would you now?

Would you now?

Would you now?

Would you now?

Why much going to funeral?

Why much going to funeral?

Why much going to funeral?

Why much going to funeral?

Side: Why much going to funeral
deepishm(357) Disputed
1 point

TO MUCH OF ANYTHING............

IS GOOD FOR NOTHING.............................

Side: No...
2 points

Yes, assuming I had the option of ending my own life at some point or another.

One hundred years ago, cars were in their infancy, flight hadn't been anywhere near perfected, computers were a far-off dream, etc. Imagine what life will be like in another hundred years - why wouldn't anyone want to see that?

Side: Yes...
2 points

I would take it. Humans are never happy, they always want more and knowing that the end of their life is going to come is in a way preventing them from going out and getting what they want. Mistakes will still be made but we will be able to teach others more since we would have lived for years, seen so much. l

Side: Yes...

I would chose this option in a heart beat. I would spend my time learning different things like how to play an instrument.... after learning everything there is to learn about computers. ;)

Side: Yes...

I guess there are a few of you out there that wouldn't want me to live for ever and feel that down voting is help you achieve this goal ;)

Side: Yes...
1 point

I would only live forever if there was no ageing involved. and if i had family and close friends with me and if i had all that then hell yes who wouldn't.

Side: Yes...
2 points

"no ageing involved"

Oh...good thought! You can help advise me when I work out my contract for eternal life, so to speak.

Side: Wrinkle free
1 point

I'd love to see what the future holds for society. So, for this reason alone, I'd take the option. And I'd get to travel the world, learn everything about everything, and be an invincible superhero, because nothing could kill me.

Sounds perdy sweet.

Side: Yes...
0 points

Of course. I'm going to heaven when I die so I will be living forever in paradise. :)

Side: Yes...
ReichPride(49) Disputed
0 points

You think you are going to Heaven huh? Well YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG. What makes you think that your religion is anymore correct than the multidudes of religions that came before it? Do you not realize that your religion is simply the evolution of the story of why things happen? Try sceince you dumb ass where answers are not just questions. All you fucking religious people dont have a clue. Why in the world would, if there is a god, why would it give a fuck what some carbon based speices, that evolved to have large frontal lobe capacity and there for free thought, on some small planet in the milkey way galaxy? We are so fucking insignifigant to the entire universe. We play such a tiny role in why things happen.

Side: No...
3 points

An innate part of humanity is our capacity to change: over time as individuals, from generation to generation, following major historical/technological/scientific upheavals, etc. Part of these transitions involves the death of generational viewpoints, specifically through the death of individuals.

If I had the choice to live forever, I assume other people (or everyone) would be given this option as well. Us immortals would just get in the way of the future, probably develop some elitist statuses and might become cripplingly permanent connections to obsolete traditions and views. Think about it -- Thomas Jefferson was amazingly ahead of his time, but he still owned slaves.

An inherent part of life is it's opposite: death. Without a thought for the unknown oblivion beyond some decades of existence on earth, what would our lives be worth? With an eternity of possibilities extending in front of us, wouldn't everything be reduced to triviality? If given the option to live forever, I'd decline, opting for some definable number of years filled with certain excitement and meaning, knowing they could end at any minute.

It's really cliche, but I also believe in paving the way for future generations and their ideas, allowing for the evolution of society rather than the stagnation that would most likely come from widespread immortality.

Side: No...
Logos121(7) Disputed
1 point

1."An innate part of humanity is our capacity to change: over time as individuals, from generation to generation, following major historical/technological/scientific upheavals, etc. Part of these transitions involves the death of generational viewpoints, specifically through the death of individuals."

View points can die without the death of individuals. Your post, however, does no job at all of supporting your position.

2. "If I had the choice to live forever, I assume other people (or everyone) would be given this option as well. Us immortals would just get in the way of the future, probably develop some elitist statuses and might become cripplingly permanent connections to obsolete traditions and views. Think about it -- Thomas Jefferson was amazingly ahead of his time, but he still owned slaves."

Thomas Jefferson was ahead of his time because of moral and philosophical inquiry, and his ideas were pervasive because of the attention he gave to the moral and philosophical issues of his time. People figure things out during their lives and ideas have always had the habit of spreading like wildfire. To posit that a society, free from the promise of death, will stagnate is to underestimate our ability, as a species, to socially adapt and critically analyze. That's why we straight beast this planet in the first place.

3. "An inherent part of life is it's opposite: death. Without a thought for the unknown oblivion beyond some decades of existence on earth, what would our lives be worth? With an eternity of possibilities extending in front of us, wouldn't everything be reduced to triviality? If given the option to live forever, I'd decline, opting for some definable number of years filled with certain excitement and meaning, knowing they could end at any minute."

Arguments of tradition do not a valid rationale make. Sure, thermodynamics ensures our demise, making all life limited in duration. But that doesn't support the argument that it is better that way.

You will opt out because you, like most people, somehow believe that the meaning of life is lost if it is eternal. But you provide no reason to believe why, and there are many reasons to believe why not. You are more likely to accomplish all your goals, there is always a second chance if you get addicted to hard narcotics or go to prison for a crime you may not have commited, ect.

4."It's really cliche, but I also believe in paving the way for future generations and their ideas, allowing for the evolution of society rather than the stagnation that would most likely come from widespread immortality."

nope.

Side: Yes...
2 points

No, I'd rather live short periods of time, and then die for a while. Yea. it'd be like a feature made of short psychedelic student films.

Living forever is too difficult, and I have a really short memory, knowing people for more than two years is confusing, and I know too many.

Side: No...
2 points

Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

Once you start

You'll find it hard to stop.

Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

Once you start

You'll find it hard to stop.

Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

Once you start

You'll find it hard to stop.

Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

Once you start

You'll find it hard to stop.

Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

Once you start

You'll find it hard to...

Side: Everyone's doing the reincarnation bop

If it were based on the way I live now, then no, I would not want to live forever. The reasons why are very personal so forgive me for not sharing them with you.

Side: No...
brandino(27) Disputed
0 points

i dont know how old you are but just hang in there and your dreams will come true it jus takes some work though. I know iam waiting for mine.

Side: Yes...
1 point

I say that the SHORTER THE BETTER...................

becoz if its long even our sufferings would be elongated............

Side: No...
1 point

no i would not take the option. the only reason that we live life to the full if because we know weve only got one chance. death is a part of life and without death there can not be life. just think about that.

Side: No...
1 point

If you've read the Illiad, you'll get where I'm coming from on this:

The immortal gods have all the time in the world to be petty; humans have all the time to lose their chance to change the world.

How quickly would life become meaningless? How quickly would we tire of our endless youth? If everyone lives forever, then what is there to live for? Human beauty comes in the brevity of our lives, and from our ambition to change the world in this tiny time slot. We are all dying, dying every day. Most people become aware of this even as children, and it makes everything we do so much more important- because we DON'T have forever to do it in. When you're living under a time limit you have so much more to live for.

Immortality would devalue human life, I think.

Side: No...
1 point

To live forever would to never be happy with another person. How could one ever find that perfect person when you are going to never age ... never die ... bury all your loved ones...

Sounds like a nightmare to me.

Side: No...
1 point

I'm going to go with no on this based on the wording. I don't think I would want to be truly unable to die. I would probably take the option to no longer age as long as I can still function as I do now. Or at least live the lifespan of the Shide. There is so much potential and things developing that I would love to see how they turn out. But forever, no.

Side: No...
1 point

If I choose to live forever ma curiosity to know the world will die...Its human nature to delay something to do for which he have plenty of time...

Side: No...