Watching the film AI made me ponder that question [in the subject]
Early in the film David asked his ‘mother’ how long will she live. when she said 50 years I felt sorry for David being upset that his mother will not live forever. At this point I thought mortality was a bad thing.
Later in the film when it became apparent that david would stay alive trapped inside a helicopter for 2000 years [!] asking the blue fairy to make him real A profound sense of sadness about immortality came over me.
In hindsight that immortality felt bad because [for david] it would be spent alone. But I still pondered the question. [which, by now, is starting to hurt my brain]
P.s. anyone else agree that AI had just about the bizarest and most out-of-context ending of any film? (it was a great film though)