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    The Alchemist and the Vampire

    The Alchemist and the Vampire have much in common if you think about it. Imagine for one moment you succeeded in making the stone and as a result of consuming it you stopped ageing maybe even somewhat reversed the ageing process.
    How long could you live in this modern world before people would start to ask questions. You would have to attend the funerals of all your family members and friends. You would walk into a bank and on producing your ID eyebrows would be raised. You produced your passport at a check-in desk and the person behind the desk would call security. In the end you would be forced to flee, perhaps even fake your death. Whilst in ancient times this would have been easy in modern times you would be forced to obtain fake ID, fake passport etc which is not an easy task with increasing complexity of technology.
    You would need to obtain a new birth certificate. Would this be exciting or in the end would you consider this gift to be a curse? You would mingle with people less then half your age. Sounds like it would be fun but in reality although outwardly you would look of a similar age mentally you would not be able to relate to these people, actually you would not be able to relate to anyone. You would be in a room full of people but in reality you might as well be alone. Soon you may even wish for your death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxus View Post
    The Alchemist and the Vampire have much in common if you think about it. Imagine for one moment you succeeded in making the stone and as a result of consuming it you stopped ageing maybe even somewhat reversed the ageing process.
    How long could you live in this modern world before people would start to ask questions. You would have to attend the funerals of all your family members and friends. You would walk into a bank and on producing your ID eyebrows would be raised. You produced your passport at a check-in desk and the person behind the desk would call security. In the end you would be forced to flee, perhaps even fake your death. Whilst in ancient times this would have been easy in modern times you would be forced to obtain fake ID, fake passport etc which is not an easy task with increasing complexity of technology.
    You would need to obtain a new birth certificate. Would this be exciting or in the end would you consider this gift to be a curse? You would mingle with people less then half your age. Sounds like it would be fun but in reality although outwardly you would look of a similar age mentally you would not be able to relate to these people, actually you would not be able to relate to anyone. You would be in a room full of people but in reality you might as well be alone. Soon you may even wish for your death!
    There's a couple of possible approaches to this "problem", both of which formed the plot of two very entertaining movies: Highlander and one of the short stories featured in the horror anthology From a Whisper to a Scream. The "immortal" characters of both movies chose two different ways of dealing with the "problem":

    1- Fake your death and your birth so you can assume new identities every certain amount of time

    2- Isolate yourself from the bulk of society, basically live like a hermit in the middle of nowhere, where you come in contact with other people only occasionally

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    I guess you could always fake amnesia, but soon I bet they will want to tag us all like dogs or everyone will be need to have their fingerprint or retina scanned.

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