Semana passada, lá estava eu assistindo X-Men: Days of Future Past com minha esposa quando ela me pergunta qual seria o poder que eu gostaria de ter, caso isso fosse possível. E eu, sem pensar duas vezes, falei que queria ser imortal. Acho que foi algum resquício de Highlander dentro de mim mas foi minha resposta.
How much life is enough? What if society reached a point where individuals could essentially choose how long they lived? At what age would people decide to call it a day, meet their maker and embrace death? And, for those reaching towards immortality, what would they do with their infinite time?
Agora, nesse domingo a noite, encontrei um artigo falando sobre isso e esse video abaixo. E fiquei pensando se deveria ter respondido tão rápido.
[Life extension is] the biggest change confronting humanity in the 21st [Century] world; it’s much bigger than climate change. Make no mistake, this is humanity’s greatest success. It’s not, as some people believe, an unfortunate experiment in human survival that has gone disastrously wrong – when you hear some people talk about The Burden of all these old people around you it feels like this is something we never wanted to happen. Well, of course we wanted it to happen, because people, actually, don’t like dying.