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If you inadvertently discovered the key to immortality, what would you do?

Asked by mazingerz88 (29002points) June 9th, 2014

Are you going to share it with others and to whom exactly-?

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janbb's avatar

Throw it down a well.

ragingloli's avatar

Please define the nature of this immortality?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

I’d use it on myself, my husband, my brother, Sadie the dog, and Martin the cat. If I’m going to around for all eternity, those are the beings I want to have with me. And, what good is life, immortal or otherwise, if it isn’t shared with loving animals?

mazingerz88's avatar

@ragingloli You stop aging after you do the procedure and disease nor bullets can’t kill you. You heal.

rockfan's avatar

I would do the same as @janbb

ragingloli's avatar

what about immolation, dismemberment, dissection and nuclear vaporisation?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@ragingloli You’re being so logical and intellectual today. I just had an afternoon glass of white wine, and I can’t keep up with you. Eegads…my brain!!!

Blondesjon's avatar

Live forever, I reckon.

ucme's avatar

Give it to my comedy hero, RIP Rik Mayall, forever a young one.

GloPro's avatar

Oh, I’d take it, I suppose. Then I would keep my fingers crossed that I could afford to live forever. Can you imagine an eternity working for peanuts? Ugh.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I would think long and hard about it.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Probably turn out like Bowerick Wowbagger

“Wowbagger The Infinitely Prolonged was – indeed, is- one of the Universe’s very small number of immortal beings.
Most of those who are born immortal instinctively know how to cope with it, but Wowbagger was not one of them. Indeed, he had come to hate them, the load of serene bastards. He had his immortality inadvertently thrust upon him by an unfortunate accident with an irrational particle accelerator, a liquid lunch, and a pair of rubber bands. The precise details are not important because no one has ever managed to duplicate the exact circumstances under which it happened, and many people have ended up looking very silly, or dead, or both, trying.

To begin with it was fun, he had a ball, living dangerously, taking risks, cleaning up on high-yield long-term investments, and just generally outliving the hell out of everybody.

In the end, it was Sunday afternoons he couldn’t cope with, and that terrible listlessness that starts to set in at about 2:55 when you know you’ve taken all the baths you can usefully take that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the newspaper you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes, and that as you stare at the clock the hands will move relentlessly on to four o’clock, and you will enter the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul.

So things began to pall for him. The merry smiles he used to wear at other people’s funerals began to fade. He began to despise the Universe in general, and everybody in it in particular.

This was the point at which he conceived his purpose, the thing that would drive him on, and which, as far as he could see, would drive him on forever. It was this:

He would insult the Universe.

That is, he would insult everybody in it. Individually, personally, one by one, and (this was the thing he really decided to grit his teeth over) in Alphabetical Order.”

DWW25921's avatar

I’d have a little man and his friends take it to Mordor.

ibstubro's avatar

Well, I’d be God.

Eternal, and, eventually, crazy as a loon. Allowing baby graves while 200 year old’s live on in dementia.

What a gas, gas, gas.

Coloma's avatar

With the planets population spinning quickly towards 10 billion in a few more decades, well…I’d rather find a cave full of Cyanide and pass out the Kool Aide. lol

rojo's avatar

Smoke a joint and take up yoga. If I am going to live for ever I probably want to be fairly limber for as long as possible. At 59 I cannot imagine being 159 if I keep aging as I am.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Throw it down a well, This roller coaster is bad enough once round,can’t imagine the rest of eternity.

Coloma's avatar

@rojo Let’s partner up as old geezer weed farmers. lol

elbanditoroso's avatar

I don’t know what I would do, but I sure wouldn’t rush making up my mind.

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