I dreamt that some time in the far future, we engineered a fruit tree with a very special DNA that caused it to produce a particular set of molecules, organic compounds far more complex than what we may engineer today. But the fruit of this tree, when humans ate it, would put these compounds in our digestive system, and through interactions with our natural biology would reverse the processes that cause our bodies to age and fail. In other words, making this fruit part of your regular healthy diet would effectively stop you from dying of natural causes. We had created the Tree of Life.
You may be itching to argue about other causes of natural death such as heart attack, cancer, and other diseases. In my dream I imagined the fruit of the Tree of Life would prevent all of them. Basically you would only die if you had no access to the fruit of the Tree of Life, or if someone killed you.
I wondered if such a world to exist, would the God of the Bible be disproven? Would the need for Jesus evaporate, as death no longer reigned? What would Christians say, and what theology would shape their words?
Moreover, what would it be like to live there? When you live forever, do you want to have children? What is the economy of this world like? What are your aspirations in this new world? Is this a place you would enjoy living in?
Love to know your thoughts (or your dreams!)