for July 10, 2002
Hands Up! Who Wants Immortality?
by Your Diva, Robin Pastorio-Newman
Let's say you live forever.
Let's say everyone lives forever. No one is ever born, no one ever dies.
But we're talking
about you now, and you grew up watching Sesame Street, and you have an
attention span of a few minutes. Living forever doesn't just mean you
listen patiently to Zamfir toodle on the pan flute. It doesn't just mean
you wear something drapey, something silky, something Granny wears with
support hose. You're going to live forever.
You've gotta date.
Keeping in mind that no one's ever born, and no one ever dies, and
everyone needs enough living space for their ferns and power crystals;
figuring a planet the size of Earth and a population of - say - 5
billion people, you could boink a different perfected
soul every night for
slightly longer than 13,641,096 years. You're going to live forever!
Your datebook's packed!
Or, your society sprang up, fully-formed and fabulous, 5,000,000,000 people who've never been dumped by a gorgeous self-involved psychopath.
Five billion people without 20 year high school reunions to attend in
bad suits and blue eyeshadow. Five billion people without rotten
to dump in your lap on the third date. There will never come a time when
you'll need that red Miata.
Now concentrate: which one of you is God?
©2002 Robin Pastorio-Newman
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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