Top 10 Things You Would Want to Do If You Were Immortal

Being immortal is both seen as a curse and a blessing. One upside is that you'll obviously live forever; you would spend time pursuing your passions without the concern of time running out. The opportunities of experiencing lifetime moments is at an all-time high, but the downside is that you will face a slew of obstacles - such as seeing your loved ones die, a risk of being tracked by the government, facing lifetime prison, or even witnessing the end of the universe if you were also invincible. But let's ignore the cons and consider the opportunities first, what would you do if you had the chance to become immortal? This list demonstrates 10 common things people would want to choose doing if they were to be granted by immortality.
The Top Ten
1 Build a utopia
2 Be fluent in every language

Only if you had a quantum hyper intellect with an IQ of infinity to match your lifespan.

3 Read every book

The speed at which books are published would definitely surpass how many you could read per year. Of course, there needs to be a standard. Why not narrow this down to reading every "good" book?

4 Record history

There's something intriguing about the idea of recording history in an unbiased manner. You could attempt to document every large-scale event that has happened around the world.

5 Find out how you became immortal
6 Invent something

Maybe it would take tenacious effort to invent something revolutionary, but you have lots of time to think about what exactly you want to invent. Ideally, a time machine is what people would come up with first.

7 Try not to get caught by the government

Assuming you're the only person who is immortal, eventually, someone might discover you. It's better to stay off the grid without any human interaction and sustain yourself. You'll probably face a rough road finding ways to entertain or enlighten yourself before you eventually become insane.

8 Conquer the world

Assuming you're both invincible and immortal, some clever, nefarious inventions would help you reach your goal. There must be one way or another to achieve this, but it comes with the risk of consequences, such as a lifetime in prison. If conquering the Earth doesn't seem satisfying, perhaps you can conquer the entire galaxy.

There are lots of stories that involve characters who are immortal, but not many about ones who are also invincible.

9 Try acquiring every skill

Have you ever wondered how much time it takes to master a skill on average? The average life expectancy for a human being is 79 years. That is approximately 692,514 hours. Consider that we sleep 8 hours on average, so subtract 230,838 hours, leaving you with 461,676 hours. Another third of your life is spent working 8 hours a day (assuming we don't count retirement). So, you are left with approximately 230,838 hours.

Let's say you spend 4 more hours on household tasks, self-care, and relationships before spending your time on leisure. This leaves you with 115,419 hours. Finally, let's assume you spend an hour commuting from work to home, deducting another 28,855 hours, leaving you with only 86,564 hours. That accounts for 21 hours used for priorities, leaving you with 3 hours of leisure time per day.

Ignoring genetic factors and talent, let's assume it takes an average of 10,000 hours to master a skill. In this depiction of an average lifestyle, you can consistently spend time mastering 5-6 skills, considering cognitive decline from ages 20-40 (assuming the skill in question is complex, such as learning an instrument).

That's a few skills to master if you ask me, and there's a possibility you would lose your desire to use said skills. This seems pretty depressing, but being immortal may solve this obstacle or at least make it easier. The only problems are that you could spend a century procrastinating and the skills you learned might atrophy when not used for a long time.

10 Dive into the ocean

Assuming you're not affected by the pressure of the water the deeper you dive, it would be an interesting journey considering most of the oceans are yet to be explored. The only disadvantage is that you could be eaten by a large sea creature, and there would be no light the further you dive.

The Contenders
11 Slack off

Person 1: Hey! Let's go to the movie theater someday.
Person 2: Nah, maybe tomorrow. There's always another century. (repeat over 500,000 times)

I slack off all the time. I would love this!

12 Cover every song
13 Travel around the world

Try circumnavigating the world first, then visiting every famous location you want to see, and finally filling in other gaps on your enormous travel list. What could be more adventurous? Consider how many unexplored places there are, including small islands. Ideally, this is what many people would prefer to do if they were immortal.

14 Play every video game

Try to play every video game or just play those hundreds of unused games in your Steam library. This would probably be the first choice for many people, but over the long course, this would lead to burnout.

15 Sleep in until noon

Realistically, we'd do this every day, procrastinating decade after decade.

16 Listen to every song
17 Rob a bank

Just don't get caught, or face the risk of 20 years in prison. That's all.

18 Steal everyone’s shoes

Yup, definitely would do that. It would count for my shoe collection for sure.

19 Try to break the laws of physics
20 Jump into a volcano

I would try dying in many ways, assuming I can't feel the pain of death.

21 Insult every person that has existed
22 Buy a rocket ship
23 Learn how to bend reality
24 Watch every movie
25 Watch every TV show
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