Sep 26, 2023

Elon is Right. Having to Live Forever is a Curse. Here’s How to Solve It

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, ethics, life extension, neuroscience

Let’s say that it is a curse. The issue is he is also against life extension entirely. Maybe I want 200 years. Or 1,000. I have zero concern over a boredom problem as it is brain process which can eventually be controlled. And I am disgusted with the idea that I have to die because we might not progress very fast? Ugh.

Elon Musk has said a lot of potentially stupid stuff about aging and longevity, from saying that people shouldn’t live very long because society would ossify to advocating that we judge people based on their chronological age. Most recently, he’s taken to Twitter (aka X) to say “May you live forever is the worst possible curse once you understand deep time.” In this case though, he’s not wrong.

In this episode, we explore the diverse perspectives and heated debates triggered by Elon’s provocative statements on aging and the prospect of eternal life. We navigate through the complexities of deep time, the philosophical implications of living forever, and the importance of autonomy and control. Join host Ryan O’Shea as we examine arguments in favor of human’s being able to end their own lives, and explore how this played out in NBC’s The Good Place, starting Kristen Bell.

Learn why Elon is right about having to live forever being a curse, and how to solve it. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments, like, and subscribe for more.

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