Velcorn schrieb:In conclusion, I don't think humanity will ever achieve immortality but I have no possible way of knowing that.
I do. By immortality I mean primarily the inability to die of old age and thus, living for centuries or millennia. That should be enough for the time being.
Velcorn schrieb:If that is even possible and humanity is capable of doing so then^^
None of us can comprehend such a huge timespan like 10¹⁰⁰ years. That's a number beyond all human ability to conceive. Even a million years is far, FAR too long for us to grasp. My point is that our scientific and technological progress advances exponentially and thus it might take only a few thousand years from now to achieve godlike abilities from the perspective of mankind in the year 2015. We already have godlike powers compared to people who lived 500 years ago. All our advanced technology would look to them like magic made up by gods.
Clarke's Three Laws are three "laws" of prediction formulated by the British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are:
1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Velcorn schrieb:I'm curious, too, but it will never possibly affect us anymore because we will be long dead by then.
You cannot know that. Like I said; science already knows what exactly makes us age and eventually die. The next step is to stop this process.
Velcorn schrieb:Thus, you're merely porcrastinating the inevitable death. It may be a much longer lifespan but ultimately you will cease to exist, no matter what, so everything you did in your life will become trivial since you are no more.
Depends. I don't think that the deeds and/or thoughts of people like Karl Marx, Leonardo da Vinci or any other great philosopher or inventor are trivial even though they're long dead.
Velcorn schrieb:In the end, this is my argument for animals not needing to artificially expand their lifespan and other stuff
They cannot. Well, almost all lifeforms eventually die of old age. But there are a few creatures living in the sea that are theoretically immortal because they can change themselves back to the stage of childhood. Sounds unbelievable, but they exist.