Would you like to have your rate of physical aging slowed by a factor of thirty so as to give you a life expectancy of about 2,000 years?
I guess that depends. Is this something that’s universal? I mean, does everyone’s aging slow down or is it just me? If it’s just me, then I don’t want to do it. I can’t imagine how heartbreaking it would be to outlive so many generations of friends and family. I imagine that being nearly immortal would grow very lonely after those first hundred years if you’re the only one who isn’t aging.
I’ve got all these thoughts and variables for how this could or could not work. I think it would make a good story. Maybe I’ll work on that…
Would you want that kind of extended life expectancy?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.