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Delta Force

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#1 12 years ago

I have recently been thinking about all of the problems with the world, and I think that the biggest one is time. Time is our greatest enemy, it's what a good majority of us will die from. It also is what we structure our day around, and we never seem to have enough time to do half the things we want to do in a day.

But of course, some people think that time can be controlled, or bent. NASA recently sent up the Gravity Probe B to test Einstien's theroys about space time being changed by the effects of gravity. People can live in areas that aren't moving as fast, and time will pass relativly slower than the faster moving place, as the law of relativity states. This got me thinking, if you could be launched into space to form a lagrange point (Where gravity cancels out) to live a (relativly) longer life, would you. You could prolong your own life, but the people who you knew back on Earth would die faster. Also, from a moral standpoint it could be bad to live so long.

So my question is, would you want to live a longer life, which could range from a few seconds to longer, at that cost? What if you could take your friends and family with you?




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#2 12 years ago

You realise, of course, that if you did that you wouldn't actually notice any difference? As far as you were concerned time would be seem to be passing at the same rate. While thousands of years could go by on Earth, you wouldn't actually feel like you were living any longer. The only use for that I can see would be returning home after a long amount of time has passed there to see how different the Earth is -- some kind of extremely tedious time travel, in other words. While it would be interesting, I'm far too impatient to sit in a metal tube for a few years and wait for any significant amount of time to pass back home.




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#3 12 years ago

I dont really care, as long as I have a good life, with fun, friends and family, could be here, or somewhere else really.




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#4 12 years ago
Mr. MattYou realise, of course, that if you did that you wouldn't actually notice any difference? As far as you were concerned time would be seem to be passing at the same rate. While thousands of years could go by on Earth, you wouldn't actually feel like you were living any longer. The only use for that I can see would be returning home after a long amount of time has passed there to see how different the Earth is -- some kind of extremely tedious time travel, in other words. While it would be interesting, I'm far too impatient to sit in a metal tube for a few years and wait for any significant amount of time to pass back home.

What he said.




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#5 12 years ago

How can living for ever be bad?




Nostradamouse

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#6 12 years ago
SaquistHow can living for ever be bad?

Screws the whole system of life and death. Screw the balance on Earth even more than we do. At the rythm we grow, people living thrice as long would not be the best stuff around.

I rather live full and intense 50 years rather than long and a boring 150 years.




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#7 12 years ago

again, you wouldn be really living longer, just longer relativly to others, you would still feel 50 or something years, and would be as productive as you would be even if you werent living longer




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#8 12 years ago

I'm not sure the human psyche could take eternal life without getting f00ked up badly. If the world continues to go the way it has for the last 150 years till something wipes us all out, i dont think i'd want to be there to see the world go to hell.




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#9 12 years ago

again, the mind would still experience the same amount of time as it would on earth, just i would let more earth time pass




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#10 12 years ago

In your perspective, you would not age a single second while you were traveling at the speed of light for a grand total of 0 seconds.