Today at work, my coworker and I were having a chat about immortality and what effect it could have on society. We are, by no means, experts on the topic, so we couldn't really shoot as many ideas around as we wanted to.
Here's basically what we discussed:
- whether or not true immortality (not dying by old age), achieved by a science, can exist for humans
- how much we'd be able to extend our lives and whether or not there's a limit
- if an extended life, substantial in increase (>= 50 years), will exist in our lifetimes
- what effect immortality will have on society, culture, world issues, and the progress of biological science
- how we felt about immortality, personally
I felt like the discussion was cut short and I want more. I'm not too researched on the topic, so I may not be able to give my own points and ideas, but I'd certainly appreciate and love to hear from others, even if you know just as little as I do!
Edit: Added clearer, more specific wording in the bullet points.