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Re: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Oct 09, 2014 at 10:19 UTC ( #1103280=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2014

If a cheap, safe rejuvenating immortality pill appeared on the market, would you take it?
  • Yes
  • No
Updated: title to make it more clear.

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)
by choroba (Archbishop) on Oct 09, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
    What are the side effects?
    لսႽ† ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
      Negative side effects? None (hence "safe" in the title :)
        Tithonus is a good example of what I asked for.
        لսႽ† ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Oct 15, 2014 at 13:09 UTC

    It depends...?

    --MidLifeXis

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014 (!mortal)
by chacham (Prior) on Oct 14, 2014 at 17:43 UTC

    Why not just directly ask if you want to be immortal? Unless, you want to know what flavor the pill should be. :)

      To try to head off "It depends ..." type answers.

        I hear ya.

        I guess i am thrown off a bit with the word "pill". What the term for that? When something is added that distracts attention from the main point? Hmm.. Perhaps you can ask it "Given the choice, would you choose to be mortal or immortal?" A number of anime address this question in one way or another. Tuck Everlasting did too.

        Of course, there's immortality with and without invulnerability (Highlander, magic), continuous rebirth (phoenix) or regeneration (DBZ's), and a kill switch (devil's wish).

        Hmm...perhaps the question can be asked from another angle: Before accepting immortality itself, i also require (more than anything else):

        • Regeneration
        • Rebirth (Phoenix style)
        • (Eternal) Youth
        • Someone to share it with
        • A (self) kill switch
        • A Scottish accent
        • Perl 6
        • I do not want immortality

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