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!moof

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#41 14 years ago

Yeah, that's an example of complex matter's tendency to break down. Even diamonds turn to plain carbon. A 1-Carat diamond will develop a film of carbon with a thickness of 100 micrometers over a period of 20,000 years. By universal standards, that's not long at all.




emonkies

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#42 14 years ago

You guys are thinking in the box. Immortality in the sense we are talking is here is not aging. You could still die by illness, accident, bodily harm, etc.




colonel_bob

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#43 14 years ago
!moofYeah, that's an example of complex matter's tendency to break down. Even diamonds turn to plain carbon. A 1-Carat diamond will develop a film of carbon with a thickness of 100 micrometers over a period of 20,000 years. By universal standards, that's not long at all.

Even protons, the basic building blocks of matter, have a half life. (Although it is something inordinately large, like 10^1000 years or something.) Everything breaks down, everything has an end.




!moof

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#44 14 years ago

Even the universe is projected to die sometime in the next 20 billion years.




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#45 14 years ago
Anlushac11You guys are thinking in the box. Immortality in the sense we are talking is here is not aging. You could still die by illness, accident, bodily harm, etc.

Indeed, this "immortality" thing would only extend the maximum possible life spent. Many people would still die of all sort of manners like you said. I wouldn't mind living, say, 200 years (in good health, of course)




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#46 14 years ago

if we were all immortal than there would be over population..and people would starve




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#47 14 years ago

i wouldnt want to live for ever it can be very boring , and it will only add to the already over populated earth