# Would capitalism become sustainable, if rich people would be able to transfer their minds into others before they die and therefore become immortal? [closed]

Would capitalism become sustainable --- in reagards to the protection of the environment --- if rich people would be able to transfer their minds into others before they die and therefore become immortal?

Rationale: If rich people would be immortal, they would want to save the environment to ensure they would be able to live forever (prerequisite: clean environment), instead of living for the moment, while wasting resources (and not caring about their enterprises wasting resources) and polluting the planet like nowadays.

## closed as off-topic by Frostfyre, bowlturner, GrandmasterB, Aify, o.m.Sep 9 '15 at 6:57

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• Could you explain your reasoning? Why would this save the environment? – Vincent Sep 9 '15 at 0:57
• Welcome to the site, MCH. This question seems politically motivated (and politically biased). While there is an aspect to this that is about worldbuilding, I feel this question is not a proper fit for the site as is. – Frostfyre Sep 9 '15 at 2:04
• Thanks for the welcome :) I think this question is on-topic. By the on-top criteria: - Effects of events or world elements, including technology and magic, on specific aspects of that world's societies, cultures, and environment and How to achieve a specified effect in a defined world, including by the use of technology or magic, while maintaning in-universe consistency – MCH Sep 9 '15 at 13:34
• how did your question's premise that 'capitalism is not sustainable' develop when at the same time you already give reason why people are interested in sustaining the world (because it serves them)? It's common sense. Nowadays, little people care for the state of the environment of the future (after their death). If they'd be immortal, they'd care for the state the environment is in the future. Question is: if only rich people would be immortal, would it be sufficient to save the environment? – MCH Sep 9 '15 at 14:38