This will be my last post of the SC 200, so I am going to talk about the most interesting thing in my mind. Everyone has watched the movie about immortal people, they can not be killed, or die naturally. Human has pursed immortal throughout history, but we haven’t succeeded. What does it really feel like to be immortal? Is that a bless or a curse?
Lets talk about the advantages of immortal first. One of the human’s greatest fear is the fear of death. When you are immortal, you don’t need to worry about that. you can do everything you want to do, go anywhere you want, not afraid of times run out and getting old. You will stay young forever if you get immortal when you are young. You won’t get sick, or get any physically injury. You got unlimited time, from Before Chris to Universe Century. You get to meet all kinds of culture, from the great roman empire to United Federation of Planets. You can witness history, join the first Olympics, fight with King Arthur or have dinner with Abraham Lincoln. Your journey will never stop!
Your body will never get old, but your mind will. Thinking about living for thousands of years. After experience all the changes of the world, you will get tired of changes. You stop to find things interesting. You need to move very often, in case other people find out your secret. You will feel lonely all the time. All your friends are long gone, so do your relatives. Some time in your life, or many times, you will meet the person you love. You may tell her your story, and you are together. But that person will die eventually, and you won’t. You will keep thinking about them. You will find out that you are actually outside the world. There is no place for you. At the end, you will be the last one, forever…
No one can stand alone forever, even he or she is immortal. In my mind, that is the curse, the worst curse. Imagine standing on the top of the mountain, realized that you are the only human in the universe and you will always be. But all of that is just my own opinion. There is no way for us to know what the immortal really feel, maybe they already move beyond human, maybe they live in their own world happily forever. How will you feel? cracked thatsreallypossible
Some ideas from movies and TV: “The Man from Earth”, “In Time”, “Forever”, “Interstellar”
Hope everyone has a great year!!!