Re: The Meaning That Immortality Gives to Life

From: Harry Chesley (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2007 - 21:24:09 MDT

I was speculating beyond what we have historical evidence about. Which,
of course, means I could be wrong. (As could any conclusions drawn from
your "lack of evidence.") But eventual boredom seems probable to me.

The actual point I was trying to make, however, was that an expanding
level of intelligence puts things into a whole new light, which is far
less likely to be boring. One way to look at it: I've had a very
interesting career in computers in part because of Moore's Law --
there's always been some new area of problems which were previously
intractable, but are now open game; imagine the same phenomenon going on
inside your head.

Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> On 16/10/2007, Harry Chesley <> wrote:
>> Agreed. However, even life in a 25-year-old body would get boring
>> eventually.
> I don't know that there is any evidence people get more bored or
> depressed simply as a result of advancing age. Although there is an
> increase in depression in the elderly, this correlates with other
> factors such as loneliness, loss of role or physical illness;
> certainly not with being tired of life because they've done it all
> before.

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