What is with humanities desire to live forever.. its a common theme, people desiring to live forever, parly why religions use that to convert people.. the promise of eternal life after death.. Am I alone in the thought that living forever would be horrible, I wouldnt want to exist forever in any way shape or form, what happens when youve done everything and seen everything there is to be seen you simly exist and waste space… Id rather live a defined life with an end. Apart from that though humanity also tries to eek out every second of life it possibly can, old people that are dying of old age go to hospitol to take medication etc for a few hours extra of life stuck in a hospital trying to get extra life.. what is the point.. if you had died you wouldnt be in hospital waiting to die trying to get extra life.. What do you do for society anyway other than drain all resources, youre expensive for hospitals, you take money from young peoples wages for doing nothing, and use up resources, I know Id rather die than extend life small ammounts at an expensive cost to the world. Really think about it dont just dismiss it off hand… consider a 90 year old goes in for a transplant.. in a few years that person is just going to die anyway, that would have been an expensive waste, and also that transplant couldve gone to a younger person who needs it more and will live life more and benefit to society more.. Im not saying old people cant pay to extend thier lives if they so wish just it shouldnt be on the government.. we have a screwwed up system where old people are extended small ammounts at great expense when all the funds used there could easily be put to better use elsewhere like giving a good education to everyone.. the silly thing is our “pooled” taxes includes all of the uk, england scotland wales etc.. X ammount is given to scotland (greater proportion than thier population) so essentially we pay for scotland, but they can do things right better healthcare, free education for all who want it etc.
With elections too, you can only vote the 3 main parties into a ruling government, not any smaller party, wheres the democracy there? Its like voting for the rock or the hard place… not exactly choice.
Back to the main issue.. humans dont think of the consequences of eternal life, what if you get to live forever.. you still want to get together have kids… they too will live forever then right… we already have an overpopulation issue as it is, where do we go if everyone lives forever and gets together and has 2.4children.. we will take over this planet faster than a bacteria and suck up all resources before we die off from starvation. All other creatures have a natural balance, they know when thier times up and die, we medicate to extend which I beleive is the main cause, if old people died when they were supposed to believe me this overpopulation issue wouldnt be an issue, no free medication for retired people, resources can then be better used elsewhere and we can have a better society, prices would drop for everything, and life would be more liveable for most people.
I know this is highly contraversial, but believe me it makes sense, at the same time Id give people the right to keep working as long as theyre fit and healthy to do so, heck theres a whole lot that would have to be done like stopping stupid opening hours of 9-5 so most of the day theres nothing to do but sit at home and be brainwashed by tv or down the pub, just opening shops so more people can go shopping after work etc would free up loads of work hours available for unemployed people as more staff would be required, and dont even get me started on sunday… anyway theyre all issues for another day, I think this rants gone on long enough.