X-Message-Number: 28629
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 18:48:04 -0500
From: Francois <>
Subject: Concerning the eventual heat death of the universe

If someone intends to live forever, they will inevitably run into the major 
difficulty that the universe itself is not immortal. However, it will not 
die anytime soon, providing us with plenty of time in which to study the 
problem. Technology will advance tremendously during that time, assuming of 
course that we do not use that technology to terminate our own specie's 
existence. Eventually, we will have a complete understanding of how a 
universe, such as ours, comes into existence. Possibly, we will then be able 
to devise some way to recreate this process at will, creating fresh new 
universes in which to migrate when ours runs down. After that, eternity 
would be within reach, in a matter of speaking. The timescales involved 
before we acquire such capabilities are measured in billions or trillions of 
years, but what's a couple of trillion years to an immortal?


Good health is merely the slowest
possible rate at which one can die. 

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