Inspired by this video: It's old, but there's a French one that just came out and expanded on the idea: Spoiler Focus: Immortality. Would you like to live forever if you could? You stay young, and suicide would be an option at any moment. Alt focus: Discuss the videos. For those of you who don't have enough time to watch it, the idea is that you don't need to have to technology to be immortal right now, you only need to stay alive until the next big thing gives you an extra edge. Right now, life expectancy keeps growing steadily and doesn't show signs of stopping. Every year, it increases by three months. If you make it to the point where it increases a year every year, you are basically immortal. Of course, there's hope that at some point we'll have found how to stop growing old too, not just survive death. Focus: Fuck yeah I would. There are so many things to learn, it sucks that we have so few time for all the awesome things in the world. Imagine having the time to master (not just ''be ok at'') 20 completely different skills over 400 years, or build gardens knowing you can plant trees and expect them to reach maturity during your lifetime. I keep improving so much as a person every year, I don't see why I wouldn't want that to last forever, or at least a few centuries. Alt focus: Two things give me hope. First, the way technology improved during the last century. The average person went from no electricity, no telephone, going around on a horse and dying of pneumonia to USB keys that can hold millions of books and the possibility to go around the world in less than a day in a plane (that has internet!). Second, the way analyzing the human genome has gotten cheap as fuck lately. In 1990, they didn't think it would ever be possible to do it. In 2003, they did it. At the moment, it costs around a hundred dollars to get your own genes analyzed, it's totally insane. I work in the field, it's the next big thing in medical research, and everyone is jumping on it. Expect medical treatments adapted to your genome in the next 30-40 years, probably sooner.