As this is my first post for 2009, I thought it might be a good time to gaze into the misty realms of the future and “see” how things might go for this blog and its topic of living forever. How long can I sustain a topic like this for? Will Let’s Live Forever! live?
Or maybe I should put this more boldly, and announce I have a PLAN for this blog! Um… well, if I have a plan, it could go like this…
Year 1 – 2008
2008 was a year for introducing bits and pieces of philosophy to puzzled bloggers and web searchers, that hopefully more or less covered the basic concepts of living forever in our bodies.
As 2008 was last year, including it in this plan technically makes the plan a 4-year one, I suppose. Oh well… “5-Year Plan” sounds better.
Year 2 – 2009
In 2009, I will continue to be introducing the concept of doing away with death, and making suggestions for how it can be achieved (i.e. healing methods).
I’d also like to start involving other people more. I’m hoping to find other immortalists who might enjoy being interviewed, or having their work showcased. They might even write a guest post!
There are a few well-known teachers in the physical immortality field—perhaps they might like to be involved. I’ll be introducing some of them this year if it feels appropriate. I’d love it if some lurking immortalists came out of the woodwork to have their say on this topic, as well.
Maybe I’ll start finding quite a few blogs about physical immortality. There are lots of websites out there, but to me, blogs have a much more human touch. I’ve found a couple of immortality blogs just recently, so maybe I’ll get my wish here. Perhaps I’ll get to write a guest post on one!
Year 3 – 2010
In 2010, Let’s Live Forever! might start turning into one of those newsy blogs that have lots of short, sharp articles breaking the latest news. Now let’s see…
• There might be lots of breakthroughs on anti-aging to report on. At the moment I’m not terribly interested in these—I tend to think that addressing whether people want to live on is more pertinent than discussing the medical means.
Also, to be immortal in our bodies we need to avoid both accidents and being the victim of serious crime, as well as avoiding illness and aging, so I don’t think medical cures for aging, on their own, are the be-all-and-end-all in the quest for immortality.
However, if there were some nifty cures for aging, it might change our expectations, resulting in longer life-spans. But then again, if we use these cures but don’t really want to live, we might just have more accidents.
• There might be substantiated reports of immortals living among us—or very old people, anyway. I don’t know how we can prove the ages of these people, to those who understandably question them—people don’t come with growth rings like trees display, should one cut across them. Maybe there’ll be a way.
• If it’s true that there are greater energies descending on planet Earth, and people are polarising between more extreme positions of love and fear (like I described in my post Is The World Getting Better Or Worse?), then more of the fear-filled people might be dying—perhaps in dramatic, newsworthy fashion. Maybe we won’t have to tolerate ruthless dictators for much longer. Just a thought.
Year 4 – 2011
In 2011, the news reports might be of a more gentle and intriguing nature…
Year 5 – 2012
By the end of 2012, everyone will be taking the idea of indefinite life spans totally for granted. They will be so into living in the present moment that the “bad old days”, when people died, will be a distant memory. There will be no call whatsoever for this blog, and I will take up gardening.
Or I could start a blog about the exciting new developments in space travel.
A fanciful 5-year plan, perhaps. Comments are most welcome, as always.
More posts, a random selection:
- Insects Versus Mother Theresa
- On Overcoming Obstacles
- Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
- Is The World Getting Better Or Worse?
- The Journey, With Brandon Bays