If physical immortality was perfected and happened tomorrow, and people could become young again, what would be the ramifications?
Since we are only a few years (10-20) away from this happening. I thought now would be a good time to discuss this.
How would physical immortality affect society, government, industry, relationships, war, funding for research, investments and investing, birth rates, the law, people psyches, what sort of people would become immortal if it was low cost and available to everyone, what sort of people would not become immortal, will there be a war between mortals and immortals. Would politicians continue down the same short sighted path, or would they take a longer view, and in the end would that be better or worse for the population at large.
We do not need to discuss population growth, exponential and exponential minus some growth, leads to the planets "people limit" being exceeded within the same 5 year time period. We do how ever have to discuss how to slow down the birth rate through smart policies, education, and lifting people out of poverty,
I am giving a very short period to discussing immortality ... one month. Does anyone think we can get eternity right in that amount of time?