Enabling humans as they are today to continue indefinitely will bring on a global disaster. Only the wealthy will be able to afford the longevity treatments. That does not look like a future I’d like to inhabit. But then, I am not afraid of death and see it as part of a beautiful, natural process.
Just as in a forest, we have trees in different stages of growth and decomposition, so humans go through their stages. When we get to the point where the Prana or Breath of Life no longer flows through us, our eternal soul is no longer tied to the physical experience and rejoins cosmic consciousness. Our bodies are no longer alive. This is not a bad or fearful thing. Our bodies have been changing constantly since we were little babies, so why all this fear around death? It is one more change in an endless cycle of something that was and is always changing.
Human nature is a complex thing. As it exists now, as we see it operating on the world stage in history as well, it consists of a lot of murder and tyranny over others. In short, the bullies ruled the playground and still do. I thought that we would have moved beyond the politics of hatred and fear by now, but a look at some of the countries of this world today makes me realize we are not there yet.
What would be the point of living forever under the conditions of an un-evolved human consciousness? Is it worth it to keep your body alive when faced with no change in the madness of ego-driven human nature? The decision to live forever under conditions of insanity is based on fear. Fear of the unknown, where suffering is better than nothing at all. We fear going into nothing and this carefully constructed story will vanish. Yet, at bottom, we are eternal souls who freely express eternal life.