Splitting this question off from the evolution thread because it is interesting enough to warrant its own discussion. So - eternal life / greatly extended life span - if technology / *cough* evolution permits and it becomes possible - what are your thoughts? Generally the view is quite polarised on this. Some say YES! Great idea, life is too short, it just gets going when its over and imagine having the time to do, experience, learn more. Others say its a really bad idea - ennui and boredom will set in quickly and we and society will stagnate.