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If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?

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Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Nov 01, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
    "anti-ageing" might be good enough for the young'uns here, but for those of us who have already aged more than we ever thought we would, it's "rejuvenation" that's more desperately needed.

    Cheers,
    Rob
      I totally agree, but there's only so much description I could pack into the already too long title ;)
      Just go to Carrousel
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Nov 01, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
    don't be selfish, perl6 developpers need this more than you
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by hdb (Monsignor) on Nov 02, 2014 at 09:45 UTC

    Nowadays, yes. But when those potions came out first in 1517, I found them tasting horribly.

Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 02, 2014 at 00:40 UTC

    If I could subsequently stop taking it, and have my existence progress naturally from then hence; yes.


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Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by chacham (Prior) on Nov 02, 2014 at 15:14 UTC

    Does the treatment come with a lifetime guarantee?

      I imagine not. It's a treatment rather than a cure, so you'd have to keep taking it to get the benefits.
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by vitoco (Friar) on Nov 02, 2014 at 22:37 UTC

    Would that trearment also re-shape me? I don't want to be a hairless fat guy forever...

      Ah, so you would like to be a hairrry fat guy?.

Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 01, 2014 at 13:49 UTC

    (X) Other|Perhaps

    Only if there is also a way to reverse the anti-aging process that would allow to go painlessly after one has done everything, saw everything.

      I'd certainly take such a treatment, for the simple reason that reversing the decision at a later time is very easy indeed. Althought not completely painless, jumping (or otherwise placing yourself) in front of a heavy, fast moving object is a tried and tested method :-)

      -- FloydATC

      Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

            ... assuming that is that the negative side-effects don't leave you in a condition in which you're unable to throw yourself in front of the bus -- before you reach the decision to do so.

        ++$anecdote ne $data


Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by wjw (Priest) on Nov 03, 2014 at 20:51 UTC

    Be darn nice if it could fix a few things that have gone by the way as a side effect. But generally, I kind of like living, so would probably take the plunge. I think though that it would have to be a repeat treatment type thing so I could stop it if things got boring.....

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

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Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by chacham (Prior) on Nov 05, 2014 at 17:30 UTC

      Do you have statistics about the number of possible answers?

        Please explain what you mean, especially by the word possible.

Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by Athanasius (Chancellor) on Nov 07, 2014 at 17:30 UTC

      Cute, really, but...according to that, why don't the practitioners kill themselves? Okay, can't take action...so don't eat or use medicine, that's passive.

      As the practitioners do try to keep their life going, what's the difference between that and and anti-ageing pill?

        Here is the Apostle Paul on the Christian’s prospect of bodily death:

        So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. — 2 Corinthians 5:6–9 (NLT)

        In the New Testament, the Christian is often likened to a soldier fighting a battle. No soldier wants to be dishonourably discharged for dereliction of duty. But all soldiers long for the time when their tour of duty is over and they can return honourably to their homes and loved ones.

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Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by chacham (Prior) on Nov 02, 2014 at 00:17 UTC

    Would there be an age requirement on this? Or would kids stay kids and be "too young" forever?

Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by sweetblood (Prior) on Nov 06, 2014 at 19:22 UTC
    I think I have to say "No" I too am past the age of wanting to extend beyond my allotted years with my current physical status.
    A good question, that really requires a great deal of consideration involving world view, theology, personal philosophy.

    Sweetblood

Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Nov 10, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
    “But length of days with an evil heart is only length of misery and already she begins to know it. All get what they want; they do not always like it.” - CS Lewis, The Magician's Nephew
    1 Peter 4:10
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Nov 03, 2014 at 16:08 UTC

    Certain political types are likely to block this. They won't like to lose the votes ;)

    1 Peter 4:10
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by Tux (Abbot) on Nov 07, 2014 at 14:13 UTC

    For those who (can) read Dutch, this (fun) article is on-topic.

    "De Speld" is fiction. Do not belief their articles.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by Discipulus (Monsignor) on Nov 04, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
    i have it yet available, contact me in private for a personalized payement plan..
    L*


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Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by cavac (Deacon) on Dec 17, 2014 at 22:39 UTC

    What, and have to work another 5000 years until retirement? Someone please pass me that 5 liter bottle of sleeping pills. And a bucket of water...

    "For me, programming in Perl is like my cooking. The result may not always taste nice, but it's quick, painless and it get's food on the table."
Re: If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 02, 2014 at 07:12 UTC

    If a safe, affordable anti-ageing treatment that extended life indefinitely were to become available, would you take it? by Arunbear

    What did you do Arunbear?

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