What Would you Do if You had 1000 Years to Live?


Recently I read the following quote that took place a few years ago.  And since that time, technology has only improved making living 1000 years not only possible but something that could be more than likely.  That is, if we don’t blow ourselves up with a nuclear war or spread some man made disease at some point.  Anyway, here’s the quote:  Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famously stated,  The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries.

Another professor had this to say:

Twenty years ago the idea of postponing aging, let alone reversing it, was weird and off-the-wall. Today there are good reasons for thinking it is fundamentally possible.

This begs the question.  If you had 1000 years to live, what would you do? Personally I know I’m a miserable human being so the idea of living 1000 years let alone 100 is probably too much to even think about.  However, if I did have to live for that long what exactly would I do?  Well I’m a guy so this one is pretty simple.

Knowing that it would be more than likely that particular women who I’m attracted to would be around for 1000 years as well, I’d probably spend 999 of those years doing whatever it took to break Wilt Chamberlain’s self proclaimed number.  And in that thousandth year?  I’d be bragging to my friends the entire time.  In all seriousness though.  What would you guys do if you had 1000 years to live?


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