This brief thought came to me when I was watching the following comment on a TV
station: "the people watching this show will be the last generation
to die or the first generation to live forever"
The comment was not a metaphor but a statement based on the advances of
genetics and science in general. All these will unable us in the near
future to find the secret of eternal life.
Like any person, if you will ask me, in the last day of my life, if I like
to live more, I will most probably answer yes. This does not mean is good
for life, society or for the unborn generations.
Think aabout it...
If we all are going to live forever, implies that after a relativ short time, we are not going to be able to
have any children. The Earth would not accommodate them. In other words
it's either them or us. Because they are not born, it's us. How many times
you saw older people change their opinions? Rare, very rare. Everybody has a
certain potential, once it is reached, then the person will remain more or less to a constant level.
A society formed from very old people would be a static, society. A
society without evolution, without mutations, without the nature's goal of
perfection. Without our ancestors dead we would never walk on this planet.
It is our right to change the things? I doubt.