They will be given the opportunity to live much longer - forever, even - but at the cost of filling a slot in the system that provides this opportunity to them. — darthbarracuda
What do you mean by "filling a slot" ? And by system ?
It will make people more dependent on technology than ever before — darthbarracuda
What do you mean exactly by dependant on technology ?
They will live longer, but they will utterly helpless without the state — darthbarracuda
1. Why would they be helpless ? And why to the state ? And what do you mean exactly by helpless ?
2. If someone owns a company, never falls sick, is immortal, doesn't need government support, and in general has a comfortable life that they have made for themselves, does that make them helpless ?
3. Why does lack of aging entail helplesness ? If you never need to go to the hospital, and that you have an eternity to get a comfortable life, why would you be helpless ?
They will never learn how to face death properly, but will instead keep running away, clinging to science to save them again and again, because when the possibility of escaping death is available, it will be considered suicide to not take advantage of it — darthbarracuda
1. What do you mean exactly by facing death properly ?
2. It SHOULD be considered suicide, imagine if you are about to fall off a bridge, and that someone tells you to grab their hand, if you don't want to grab it, but that you can, isn't that suicide ?
3. Why wouldn't they face death properly ? You later say in your post that they could still die at any moment, in a traumatic way, so wouldn't they be even more ready to face death, as they would have much more time to prepare for it. And why would they need to face death ? If you are unlikely to die at all, then why would you need to prepare for it ? This is like saying a person unlikely to ever be hungry must learn to face hunger properly.
It will be pathetic, nobody will be brave, their freedom will be manufactured, and nobody will understand the respect and dignity given to those who age and die, because everyone will be more and more similar and thus evaluated only by how they perform in the workplace. — darthbarracuda
1. More and more similar in what ways ? And by their freedom will be manufactured ?
2. Why would they become more similar ?
3. If they are more similar, then why would they be evaluated ? Why evaluate people if they are all the same ?
The elderly were respected in ancient times and before then, because they had accumulated wisdom. With the printing press (a major technological innovation), their wisdom could now be mass produced in books. Old people got pushed to the side. Sinclair believes that another technological innovation could bring old people back into relevance by putting them back into the workforce - but it was technology that made them irrelevant to begin with! — darthbarracuda
Elders can today make their knowledge even more widespread throug writing. Their knowledge can transcend their lifetimes. If their lifetimes become infinitely long, they would be able to tell stories the way they used to before, and wouldn't need to have to write down everything.