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Q&A Creature that increases its own lifespan by killing other animals

An intelligent creature who's natural life span is around 50 years in which they need to feed to not die of starvation after which they naturally die. But killing other beings of their own species...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kay‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Kay‭

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Q&A Possibly of achieving prolonged immortality

Death, most if not all of us fear it. However, it may be possible to postpone death for a while, and hopefully entirely. One major way of postponing death for awhile is through the biological route...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by RotNDecay‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by RotNDecay‭

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Q&A Biological Explanations for Aging Stopping in a 100% Human Being

So there's this man that was born 1,000 years ago, but today he's still living and he's (biologically) 28 years old. He just stopped aging at that age. He is not immortal. He has been hurt in wars...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cesar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cesar‭

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Q&A How could immortal children age faster than immortal adults?

In plenty of stories you have beings who age incredibly slowly and are technically immortal. I have a handful of similar such beings who have through some means or other attained the benefits of he...

11 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by EveryBitHelps‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by EveryBitHelps‭

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Q&A How would an immortal hide his/her immortality or maintain it publicly?

Suppose you became immortal* or came by the ability to live for thousands of years due to some inexplicable/irrelevant event (you still appear to be human by all standards except aging). What would...

19 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Lolorz12‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lolorz12‭

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Q&A How would a society evolve if some people are immortal?

The setting is as follow. In a planet like earth, one day, 10% of the population suddenly becomes immortal. The "immortals" are not physiologically different from the "mortals" and initially it is ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arkadipta Sarkar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arkadipta Sarkar‭

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Q&A Should immortal women have periods?

Mod Note: Some people may be squeamish about this subject, please keep all responses clinical rather than vulgar. So, in my world, I try to play the "immortality" trope with twists that make it su...

20 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Zoltán Schmidt‭

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Q&A Elf-like race: What could prevent overpopulation?

For an elf-like race whose people do not age beyond physical maturity (the accumulated DNA damage associated with aging does not occur), what would prevent overpopulation? This elf-like race is f...

25 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JustSnilloc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JustSnilloc‭

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Q&A How small can a perpetual energy source be to run a far-future civilization indefinitely?

You are the leader of a far-future civilization - human or otherwise - that has endured for trillions of years doing whatever far-future civilizations do. You've surrounded stars with Matrioshka br...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by parasoup‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by parasoup‭

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Q&A How can one manipulate elementary particles to make a person live forever?

Assuming that a person has the power to manipulate all elementary particles in any way (i.e. changing them from one elementary particle to another, nuclear transmutation, moving groups of them at a...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Aloysius‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aloysius‭

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Q&A How can someone be invulnerable to any damage down to cellular levels while still having a limited lifespan?

One commonly cited problem with invulnerability-style immortality is that you watch the people around you wither and die while you survive. On top of that, even though you don't deteriorate, at som...

12 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Nzall‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nzall‭

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Q&A How can someone be immortal and still age?

I need an explanation for how one could be immortal and still age. If one was truly immortal one would remain an infant forever. How could this be explained? I'm working on a character who is supp...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SJS‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by SJS‭

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Q&A Does the body keep growing or maturing in any way past adulthood?

(Edited for clarification) The general popular conception of how aging works is that your body grows and develops, reaching completion at some point in your late twenties or early thirties, and th...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Jason Clyde‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jason Clyde‭

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Q&A If humans were biologically immortal, but had an average lifespan of 100 years, what would the distribution of ages be?

Let's say that humans were biologically immortal. Once they reach adulthood, they effectively stop aging. Due to disease though, the average lifespan is 100 years. (In practice, your access to heal...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by PyRulez‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PyRulez‭

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Q&A How long would people live in the US if an immortality treatment was available?

Very narrow question: assuming an immortality treatment keeping people at a biological age of a fit 30's, free of infections and cancers &amp; ruling out death by aging, how long would people live ...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by JDelage‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by JDelage‭

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Q&A How would a child with a thousand years of experience behave?

Here's one to ponder: what would an immortal eight-year-old be like after one thousand years? In most stories involving immortality, the immortals are fully formed adults. When those stories do in...

12 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Aldaine‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Aldaine‭

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Q&A Hiding a handful of immortals on a Generation Ship?

I have a handful of immortals that have spent the last 6000 years stuck on planet Earth. They really, want to get out of here. They missed their chance back in Egypt before The Fall of the Pharaohs...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by EveryBitHelps‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by EveryBitHelps‭

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Q&A How advanced could someone make a firearm with Medieval Technology

Assume I have someone who doesn't age, and has a lot of time to learn any skill or experiment with things, but who was born and raised (prior to becoming ageless) in a medieval farming village. He...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Marshall Tigerus‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Marshall Tigerus‭

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Q&A (Regrowing) Teeth for Immortals?

Lets suppose there is a race of Immortal beings. What are possible solutions to them slowly losing their teeth due to wear and tear? After all, if a normal human lived for hundreds of years at some...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hegolin‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Hegolin‭

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Q&A How could my immortal avoid degenerative diseases?

So my main character was genetically engineered to be biologically immortal. By this I mean her DNA is a lot better than ours. The telomeres do not degrade over time same as genetic information. C...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user44784‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by user44784‭

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Q&A Age Reversal Accident - how will this affect the person?

In the future the technology to reverse one's age exists. We can make people younger but not older. One day there is an accident, and someone is reverted to a ten year old, instead of reverting t...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by inappropriateCode‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by inappropriateCode‭

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Q&A Natural environment to force evolution to Immortality

Which natural conditions are needed to force the evolution to immortality? I've read on a page (I don't remember the page) that if the environment is safe, the animal would evolve to have a shorter...

11 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ender Look‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Ender Look‭

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Q&A How would a universe in which death is impossible work?

In a parallel universe, death is physically impossible so nothing can ever die but this universe has lots of life. It is also physically impossible for any life form in this hypothetical universe t...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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Q&A What Disease(s) could Kill an Immortal?

Ignorance is curable, living is forever. Robert A. Heinlein1 Cutting to the hard data: Due to some or another reason2 the genetic information stored inside cells (aka DNA) of my Immortals d...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by dot_Sp0T‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by dot_Sp0T‭

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Q&A Can evolution happen in one single individual?

Lets say there is one being (it can as intelligent as a dog or an average human). But lets also give it/him a bit more unorthodox situations. He/it doesn't need to sleep and eat. Nor also his cel...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Hariz Rizki‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Hariz Rizki‭

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Q&A Can you achieve biological immortality for all newborns?

Disclaimer: I'm not a biologist or geneticist, so my knowledge on the following topics is limited. Feel free to point out any mistakes, but please be polite about it. I'm currently planning a st...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by MoritzLost‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by MoritzLost‭

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Q&A In long-lived races, how far should one track one's own family tree for relationship purposes?

Some background information: in this world there are races that are ageless. Meaning they stop aging at what humans consider age 30. This of course means that both men and women remain fertile, ess...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Fayth85‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Fayth85‭

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Q&A How can a molecule grant long-life?

In Dune by Frank Herbert, there is a molecule called melange. Melange, also known as the spice, grants much longer lifespans to those who take it. How could a molecule grant greatly extended lifes...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭

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Q&A Would immortals feel pain?

Came up with this question when I read this. Would Immortals feel pain? Pain is our bodies reaction to a stimulus, telling us that something is wrong and that we should stop doing what we are doi...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Necessity‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Necessity‭

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Q&A Death from old age stopped, with expansion to new worlds to handle population growth

One of the biggest 'immortality sucks' issues has always been the question of what to do with the new people being born. Without death, a world's limited resources can't keep up with a never endin...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by dsollen‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by dsollen‭

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