What Will You do When You Live Forever?

After reading Ray Kurzweil’s “The singularity is near“, I’m pretty well convinced that in the next 20 years many of us will have the opportunity to live forever. Big statement?

Advances in bio and nano technology (no not the player that has your iTunes on it) are coming faster than we are probably going to be able to adapt to.

This video reminded me that we lead this fast paced life, probably because we think we have this short time to do everything we want.

“Life is short” “live it up while you can” “you only have a short working peak” “it’s the quick and the dead” and my favorite from my friend “you snooze, you lose” “I can’t afford to go back to school for 3 years”

But what if it isn’t? What if we will be able to replace all our parts that have worn out, clean out the toxins from our blood and regenerate our cells?

Do we have an eternity to be stressed and frazzled? Do we have forever to put up with what we are not happy doing and who we don’t enjoy being with?

If there is no rush, can we slow down and enjoy the ride?

If there is no rush, can we take the time to train for a career we always wanted?

If there is no rush, can we pay more attention to developing relationships for the long term?

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