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31st Mar '17 3:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* In most of the Terragen sphere of ''OrionsArm'' life extension [[NanoMachines nano]] and BrainUploading are so ubiquitous that most people live for 1,500 years before getting tired of living forever or [[TheSingularity Transcending]]. One alien race known as the Silent Ones have discovered how to completely halt the aging process, and the ruling class of their society is made up of said "immortals". They keep some regularly aging members of their race around for breeding purposes though (the immortality treatment causes severe birth defects in the offspring of immortals).

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* In most of the Terragen sphere of ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' life extension [[NanoMachines nano]] and BrainUploading are so ubiquitous that most people live for 1,500 years before getting tired of living forever or [[TheSingularity Transcending]]. One alien race known as the Silent Ones have discovered how to completely halt the aging process, and the ruling class of their society is made up of said "immortals". They keep some regularly aging members of their race around for breeding purposes though (the immortality treatment causes severe birth defects in the offspring of immortals).
21st Mar '17 6:50:56 PM nombretomado
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* The immortal Griffin family from the {{Nightside}} made a practice of throwing parties for other immortals, which attracted everything from demigods to fey to vampires. As the Griffins were snobs and only the upper-crust attendees were likely to be invited more than once, such parties were effectively a ''High'' Society of Immortals.

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* The immortal Griffin family from the {{Nightside}} {{Literature/Nightside}} made a practice of throwing parties for other immortals, which attracted everything from demigods to fey to vampires. As the Griffins were snobs and only the upper-crust attendees were likely to be invited more than once, such parties were effectively a ''High'' Society of Immortals.
5th Mar '17 10:32:13 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/TheEternals and most of Earth's mythological gods in MarvelComics. Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks. The various gods live in pocket dimensions that are homes to their respective pantheons.

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* ComicBook/TheEternals and most of Earth's mythological gods in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. Eternals have historically maintained their own secret cities but sometimes hang around with mortal humans for kicks. The various gods live in pocket dimensions that are homes to their respective pantheons.
7th Jan '17 2:13:40 AM Huthman
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[[caption-width-right:350: A magical paradise where everybody is 10 years old! Artist Credit: maimai97]]

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7th Jan '17 2:10:16 AM Huthman
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9th Dec '16 7:40:32 PM zarpaulus
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* The Federation of the ''Literature/ParaImperium'' universe has ubiquitous NanoMachines that halt aging. As the [[CultColony Outworlds]] are barred access to nanotech the inhabitants are mortal and exile to those worlds is essentially a death sentence.
9th Dec '16 9:30:59 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Towns such as Dnnac Ledo are populated by elves and much of their culture is about making productive use of eternal life.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Towns such as Dnnac Ledo are populated by elves and much of their culture is about making productive use of eternal life. Adults teach their children to find their "Eternal Hobby", WalkTheEarth, and regularly visit their immortal relatives.
9th Dec '16 8:51:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Their source of immortality may be a large or mass-produced ImmortalityInducer. If their immortality involves ImmortalityImmorality it may overlap with TownWithADarkSecret. There's also the question of [[{{Immortality}} what type of immortality]] the civilization has; a society whose members can [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawn quickly after death]] will be different from one whose members [[CompleteImmortality never die period.]] Regardless, ImmortalProcreationClause is likely to be in effect and [[ImmortalityBisexuality little attention will be paid to the traditional gender roles]].

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Their source of immortality may be a large or mass-produced ImmortalityInducer. If their immortality involves ImmortalityImmorality it may overlap with TownWithADarkSecret. There's also the question of [[{{Immortality}} what type of immortality]] the civilization has; a society whose members can [[ResurrectiveImmortality respawn quickly after death]] will be different from one whose members [[TheAgeless never die from old age]] and both will be different from one whose members [[CompleteImmortality never die period.]] Regardless, ImmortalProcreationClause is likely to be in effect and [[ImmortalityBisexuality little attention will be paid to the traditional gender roles]].


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Towns such as Dnnac Ledo are populated by elves and much of their culture is about making productive use of eternal life.
26th Oct '16 10:47:44 AM ChronoLegion
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** The immortality was an unintended side effect of a drug meant to cure a devastating plague. Unfortunately, it also kicked in the ImmortalProcreationClause. Among the survivors, no one can ever have children. Instead, they build clockwork robots to "play" and entertain them. When the protagonists (a man and a teenage girl) end up in that world, the scientist who created the original drug kidnaps them and plans to set up PeopleFarms to repopulate his world... or at least provide few new faces around.

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** The immortality was an unintended side effect of a drug meant to cure a devastating plague. Unfortunately, it also kicked in the ImmortalProcreationClause. Among the survivors, no one can ever have children. Instead, they build clockwork robots automatons to "play" and entertain them. When the protagonists (a man and a teenage girl) end up in that world, the scientist who created the original drug kidnaps them and plans to set up PeopleFarms to repopulate his world... or at least provide few new faces around.
26th Oct '16 10:44:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', humanity has long ago figure out how to stop the ageing process using a one-time gene therapy called Cell Regeneration (or just CR), which most people do in their mid-20s. While this doesn't grant true immortality (i.e. you can still die a violent death or get sick), enormous advances in medicine also mean that most diseases are treatable (in fact, the titular protagonist had himself sterilized, so that he can have as much sex as he wants without the risk of having children, knowing perfectly well that it can be reversed). Of course, this would be a major problem on a single world. Luckily, humanity has also discovered interstellar travel (but not FTL travel) and has settled hundreds of worlds. Due to the incredible population growth, planets reaching a certain population density institute [[PopulationControl child licenses]].
** It's mentioned that many planets punish capital offenders not with death but with something even worse - ageing, as CR is reversible. On the planet Murphy, however, which is currently controlled by a cult of religious fanatics following a comet strike, everybody gets CR without exception and no one is ever deprived, as CR is seen as God's gift to humanity.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', humanity has long ago figure out how to stop the ageing process using a one-time gene therapy called Cell Regeneration (or just CR), which most people do in their mid-20s. While this doesn't grant true immortality (i.e. you can still die a violent death or get sick), enormous advances in medicine also mean that most diseases are treatable (in fact, the titular protagonist had himself sterilized, so that he can have as much sex as he wants without the risk of having children, knowing perfectly well that it can be reversed). Of course, this would be a major problem on a single world. Luckily, humanity has also discovered interstellar travel (but not FTL travel) and has settled hundreds thousands of worlds. Due to the incredible population growth, planets reaching a certain population density institute [[PopulationControl child licenses]].
** It's mentioned that many planets punish capital offenders not with death but with something even worse - ageing, as CR is reversible. On the planet Murphy, however, which is currently controlled by a cult of religious fanatics following a [[ColonyDrop comet strike, strike]], everybody gets CR without exception and no one is ever deprived, as CR is seen as God's gift to humanity.
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