Are you surely a lifelong life-extensionist?

A question today for every maximum or indefinite life extensionist: Are you a 100% lifelong life-extensionist? Can you imagine that for thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of years you are equally committed to continue your life in your present physical make-up with the help of a more and more perfect life extension technology? This question catches the somewhat paradox nature of being an indefinite life extensionist in every decisive moment of your coming life. Or the term ‘lifelong’ cannot be interpreted properly, when the concrete human life in question is indefinitely elongatable? I think we can gain slightly different answers formulating the question this way, then to ask: what is or could be the meaning of an indefinite life?

Without any doubt the commitment is not worth a dime.

3 thoughts on “Are you surely a lifelong life-extensionist?

  1. “in your present physical make-up”

    This caveat makes me have to answer no. I am a 100% lifelong life-extensionist in a more general sense.

  2. All I mean is that I agree with the first condition in your question:

    “Can you imagine that for thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of years you are equally committed to continue your life”

    But not the second:

    “in your present physical make-up”

    I don’t find this situation very probable as I would be eager to enhance my physical make-up as soon as the technology exists. Plus, proposed life extension technologies such as SENS would involve changes to our physical make-up, in which case the two conditions of your question are incompatible. And even if you think those changes might only need to be small compared to our overall metabolism/biology, thus not changing our overal physical makeup very much, I am fully in favour of larger scale changes.

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