I don't fear being dead because it is the equivalent of pre-birth and we've been non-existent for billions of years (or longer if you consider the possibility of previous universes). It is the transition to a permanent and eternal loss of consciousness and self-awareness that I find frightening. I've conceptualized it about 3 times during deep thought and the experience was kind of bizarre, almost an OOBE with a rush/cold sweat. It changed my perspective and created a focus on good health and prolonging life by most means, but it hasn't been too much of an inconvenience. It also manifested into existential anxiety for some time.
Originally Posted by bkstone
I can't say I fear it all the time, but I don't want to die. I enjoy life, want to live forever and find out what there is to discover and learn in this universe. Hopefully biological immortality will be possible for humans in the future. I'm also interested in the transhumanism movement which is growing.
Is the transhumanism movement similar to the life extension movement? I think it is possible, there are biological factors which effect life spans for different species and they might be altered. The problem is we will need strict population control for human life preservation to work. The current population level would need to be greatly reduced because there is too much strain on the environment/wildlife but also chaotic societies that will be better adapted with lower populations.
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