I do not want to read minds because I wouldn’t want just anyone to be able to read my mind. I think that privacy is losing it’s importance in our social network age and reading minds would be just another assault on our control over our private space.

Living forever is tempting but I’m reminded of a Greek myth where the Goddess of the Dawn fell in love with a mortal and she asked her father Zeus to grant him immortal life. He did so the human did live forever but immortality didn’t stop him from aging so he eventually withered into a cricket. I would want an immortal life only if I could stay at least my present day age, 44. I am not overly beset by aches and pains, ideally I would have liked the choice for immortality to have been offered when I was 35., that is a perfect age.