Discussion What would happen if everyone suddenly became immortal?

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  1. jacobpaige

    jacobpaige Well-Known Member

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    I mean in the "You won't age or die of natural causes" kinda way, not the "You won't die even if you're killed" kinda way.

    Personally, I think the rich and politically powerful people would round up the poorest and politically weakest people and slaughter them all to prevent them from "wasting" "their resources," followed by a mass sterilization of anyone not in the top .1% of wealth and political power under the banner of "the greater good." Further dystopian edicts would follow to encourage those of the middle class and below to kill each other.

    I can't decide if pollution would stop and start to be reversed, or if the ultra-rich would simply build themselves private utopias and let the rest of the world burn so that they could better control the surviving populace.
     
  2. Zerak

    Zerak Well-Known Member

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    Lazy.
    Part of the reason people progress is because they know they will die.
    If you can do it tomorrow why do it today.
     
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    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    I like to think better about my fellow man. I would hope we face it as a challenge and a blessing. An opportunity to reach for the stars and beyond.
     
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    Zerak Well-Known Member

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    At first it might be like what you say but eventually people will get bored of trying to hold money.
     
  5. DocB

    DocB *Climbing the tower to kill the Mad King *

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    Suicide would be legalized, organ harvesting would rise, marriages would no longer contain "until death does us apart" for the "until the only feeling for you is the urge to kill"
     
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    Zerak Well-Known Member

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    Same I don't think that what you said would happen. The most likely thing to happen is nothing. Most things will stay the same it's just most things will take much longer to get done as peoples perception of time changes. Granted not all. On the long run there will be improvements since people who have in depth knowledge about stuff will not die and continue their research.
     
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    Master [Old Pervert] [Grandmaster]

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    #immortalGoals
    1) Get a huge harem of 500 ladies.
    2) Go out to space to find a planet like Earth.
    3) Make the world's biggest bed.

    Life goals which will never be achievable.
     
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    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    What's "natural causes" though? You mean like cancer and illness seizes to exist? Would toxins still kill you?

    There is no reason to slaughter people nor round them up. It's pointless. You might limit the amount of children people can have sure, but there is no reason to go to such extremes.

    Ultrarich can't build their own worlds because they need workers to actually do the building, nothing would change other than a child limiting policy.
     
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    Zerak Well-Known Member

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    I agree. In some novels it's set that elves get married and stay married for 100-200 years after the child is born.
     
  10. Nino Sasou

    Nino Sasou [ Retired Ice Cream Peddler ]

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    Well i hate word forever
    well if you have forever space travel is possible
     
  11. Virzel

    Virzel 遺却

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    Submerged myself inside a lava.. sleeping all day for eternity. Until i got bored and dicide to play around in the city.. and then submerged inside a lava again.. vice versa..
     
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    Isn't hunger part of natural causes
    That would mean economy could very much collapse and society would have to redesign itself
     
  13. Zerak

    Zerak Well-Known Member

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    Hard to do since you will need a largest bedsheets x how many times you plan to use your bed per day.
     
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    Kaminomikan 神のみ感

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    stagnation.

    immortality is not a blessing, mortals can't handle it, and with the flow of time many would go insane.
     
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    RayPeest Beddhist

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    There would not be widespread slaughtering of common people. They would be "offered" a position in a faction, but it would be basically slavery. Rich need workers for resources,but they need some strength tl be useful, thus basic low level immortals emerge to serve as cannon fodder.
     
  16. 0000000

    0000000 I B HAPPY!

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    Nah, I am sure there are some way the govt will squeeze dry the 99% somehow other than to just kill us, waste of land and resources, even if it is to use the corpses as fertilizers. So living battery of sorts i guess.
     
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    World would overpopulate without resources to match. Like with climate change, it’s fully possible that we manage to come up with a way to address the issue by means of innovation. It would be interesting to view the ripples this causes in economy and society.
     
  18. The One Supreme Lord of All

    The One Supreme Lord of All 『Milk Tea Corps Leader』《Bishop of Church of Tony》

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    Increase in amount of suicide due to people breaking down.
     
  19. TheOneTrueApex

    TheOneTrueApex Illegitimate Young Master|Sadistic Male Lead|Laozi

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    I would have to kill a few people because waiting for then to die woul no longer be an option.

    I'd also propose that anyone with a 2-digit IQ be sterilized and rationed nutrient-filled sludge to prioritize better living conditions for high IQ individuals.
     
  20. 0000000

    0000000 I B HAPPY!

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    Either way, Mother Earth will find ways to kill us. It's her job to.

    Ps. It is not that I did not think of any good things humans can do with their limited immortality. It is just that history has proved that humans can and will go worse with every chance.