Earlier this month I made a post about the 5 steps to become immortal. Many readers of that blog wondered why I would even want to be immortal. This is a common attitude towards immortality. The reason why seems quite obvious to me: endless time to learn new things, experience more things, work on more projects, ect. The questions of if it is morally or ethetically sound, is a much harder question to answer. But if your attitude is that Immortality is not for you: because you will get bored, then we have very opposite opinions about immortality.
What makes an immortality warrior?
I recently have been using "immortality warriors" as a term to define those individuals that have all of the following: people who are keeping in good health, people who are planning for the future: for themselves, our people and our earth, people who keep up with and supporting technoligical and medical research, and people who know that given the choice immortality is a good option for them. Having those four attributes I consider Immortality warriors.
Why these people are important
First of all, these are people that enjoy themselves, and have enough hope in the current and future state of the world that they would be willing to continue on forever. These are people who generally feel change is something acheivable and have an open mind about what is next to come.
Very hard questions arise when talking about fully realizing immortality. The questions include population problems, space travel, global disasters and stem cell research. Many hard decisions would come as side effects of achieving immortality. Assuming immortality was acheived, death becomes a choice, and not a certainty. Making more prominent choices as to what we focus our research, and intelligence on become very important. Resources will need to be calculated to support immortal huamn beings, which is a rough subject, especially given our current population.
Immortality goes hand and hand with technology. Like a robot skipping with Aubrey de Grey down a sunny green field of wild grass. Obviously advances in scientific research is essential to the progress of studying and accomplishing immortality, and at the same time research in renewable non-earth shattering energy is some needed to become self-sufficient and limit our footprint on earth. Google, one of the leading mega businesses in the world, is investing heavily in renewable energy which gives us a good idea of the next social movement of the world.
See also: 5 steps to becoming immortal