The longer we live, the less inclined we are to procreate. The less kids we have, the less we are able to cope if thereâ€™s a disaster, and we also couldnâ€™t get young people to fight for us, come up with new exciting ideas, do all the shitty menial jobs, etcâ€¦
Hereâ€™s an interesting thing Mykill commented in the games forum:
immortality sucks if you think about it. Almost 40, I've been around long enough to realize what young people think is a ‘new’ idea is really a tired old idea they werenâ€™t around to get sick of the first time. Multiply that despair times a couple million and you have the experience of immortality: transcendental boredom!
Personally, I like the idea! The worst part about getting older is aging! Stop aging and then things are ok. There is a LOT of knowledge in the world and it would be a joy to be able to consume it constantly and go on doing so forever, learning new abilities, applying them and creating new things and adding to the knowledge base. If you get bored with life you could always kill yourselfâ€¦