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Thinking biological immortality makes things meaningless is cope, but a very human cope. We're stuck mortal so we make the most of these rationalizations.

To say old age isn't worth it because of frailty is evading the real argument. To equate immortality with being unable to die even if you wish is also evading the real argument.

A piece of evidence on underlying human preferences: At every opportunity to extend our health-span we do so. Healthy chosen very long, possibly infinite, life coincides very closely with people's revealed preferences.

Further evidence: The promise of an afterlife is among the most popular aspects of many of the largest world's religions.

Many exceptional individuals in history, explicitly name leaving an enduring legacy as their core motivation.

Arguments that things such as enduring legacy and families are vicarious immortality are used to bolster legacy and family, not the other way around.

Pretty conclusive. But of course such arguments can't make traction as long as people die of old age, the psychological pressure is too strong.

Life is good, but since we care about other people, some things are better than life.

If there are problems related to mortality and immortality such a view doesn't solve, I haven't seen them.

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