in 120 years we'll all be dust.
If you could decide, how would you choose to die?
(The obvious option taken out: peacefully in your sleep)
I think I'd drown. Apparently after the initial panic you start breathing in the water and it gives you a form of euphoria.
I don't intend to die. My plan is to live forever.
It's worked so far.
There are plenty of people who have nearly drowned?
I'd rather not drown - I'm not that much of a fan of water right now, and that would hardly improve the situation. Look, I know I'd be dead, but I don't see the point of exacerbating it when there might be something afterwards
I've actually got my funeral planned and my burial spot picked - apparently that's really morbid but I'd rather not have my parents mess it up and bury me in the wrong place!
As long as it's clean, tidy and doesn't really put anyone out then it'll do me; if thats not possible, then something spectacular and gory. Sneak out quietly or make a big show of it....
Heart attack for me please.
I rather like the idea of going suddenly. Seen far too many elderly relatives suffering with long term degenerative disease.
Carbon monoxide poisining might be a better option than drowning...no need to go through the panic.
According to Wikipedia (which is never wrong btw), an atmosphere with 1.28% CO will cause unconsciousness after 2-3 breaths and Death in less than three minutes.
I don't really see the running angle on this one though.
Many scientists reckon we will be able to extend life significantly in the next few twenty years which of course would buy time for further developments to extend life further and so on.
It's all down to advances in genetics and the study of cancer cells which never die.
So, it is possible, that people who are children or in their youth today will never die naturally.
Statistically though you're likely to die of an accident in a thousand years. So the chances are, if you are young, your death is likely to be a violent one.
I agree with Artie, it is more to do with the quality of your life up to the moment you die.
I certainly wouldn't want to end up sitting in a chair, with tubes hanging out of me or staring into space with a vacant look in my eyes.
are you sure the euphoria is not from the fact they actually survived, and didn't actually drown>
Euphoria in drowning...biggest of the day
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Bloke I know had Heart attack. Woke up later but said it was thh way he wanted to go....
Actually, it scares me. The whole death thing.
I know how I don't want to go - in the manner of my father, being diagnosed with a terminal cancer and knowing that the end would be degenerative and highly unpleasant (oesophagal cancer). He was quite literally like a concentration camp inmate when he finally expired.
If the docs ever tell me I've got something like that, I'd like to think I'd have the courage to put my affairs in order and then head for Switzerland on a one-way ticket.
But otherwise, being hit by a bus or a massive heart attack, really any way that I don't know is coming. Ideally when I'm 110 with my 17-year--old bride on top
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