I would like to be youthful until about age 50 (able to physically do well and look healthy). After 50 the wrinkles and grey hairs and stiff joints can start to come about.
I thought that I looked pretty good, even though I am pushing 50, but maybe I am deluding myself and ought to be checking out nursing homes
Let's fix this by saying that with the immortality treatment, we raise the age that you become fertile to 699,750 years old. The childbearing period could last 50 years.
Of course I would want the other symptoms of puberty (sex drive etc.) to be active for most of my life.
I doubt if anyone who has lived with teenagers would enjoy a world in which there are virtually no babies or young children to play with, but puberty lasts 699,750 years! :wink:
Some other problems:
A severe increase in birth defects after a lifetime of exposure to teratogens, mutagens, cosmic and terrestrial radiation.
High risk of accidental death before reaching reproductive age.
With almost 700,000 years between generations we could easily lose the evolutionary race with germs and other noxious life forms.
Of course there are exceptions, but it has been my experience that old people are dogmatic, hypercritical (ever attend a show where the entire front middle section is taken up by grumpy old people who refuse to smile, applaud, or show any appreciation for the efforts of the performers?) resistant to change, uncreative, and downright boring.
I think it would be nice to live 150 years or so if I could remain mentally and physically healthy. Yes, it would be great to experience history over several millennia, but reincarnation seems to be our best bet.