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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.
25th Oct '16 1:07:27 PM Pysiewicz
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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 drug kidnaps them and plans to mate them to create real-life children to sell as pets.

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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 mate them set up PeopleFarms to create real-life children to sell as pets.repopulate his world... or at least provide few new faces around.
9th Oct '16 8:20:47 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Compare and contrast a LongLivedRace.

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Compare and contrast a LongLivedRace.
2nd Oct '16 9:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''ErrantStory'' has a society of immortal elves. Also an extinct race of immortal (ageless) dwarves, never seen.

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* ''ErrantStory'' ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' has a society of immortal elves. Also an extinct race of immortal (ageless) dwarves, never seen.
4th Sep '16 9:00:36 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', the Martian peoples are either [[TheAgeless ageless]] or least very LongLived, being capable of living hundreds of years, thanks to their advanced technology diseases and injury are easily recovered. Only a violent death can keep their population in check, [[DeathWorld and given the planet they live]], it happens a lot. However, by religious edict, those past 1000 years are required to take a sacred pilgrimage to Valley Dor, where its believed that they will find paradise.
** In the ''Amtor'' series, the [[VestigialEmpire Vepajans]] from planet Venus become immortal thanks to an life-extending drug that slows down aging indefinitely.

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In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', the Martian peoples are either [[TheAgeless ageless]] or least very LongLived, being capable of living hundreds of years, thanks to their advanced technology diseases and injury are easily recovered. Only a violent death can keep their population in check, [[DeathWorld and given the planet they live]], it happens a lot. However, by religious edict, those past 1000 years are required to take a sacred pilgrimage to Valley Dor, where its it's believed that they will find paradise.
** In the ''Amtor'' ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series, the [[VestigialEmpire Vepajans]] from planet Venus become immortal thanks to an life-extending drug that slows down aging indefinitely. indefinitely.
16th Jul '16 4:19:59 PM ImperialScum
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* The culture of Saturn City in ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth'' thanks to technology that can restore the user to a youthful state. Population growth is stagnate to prevent overcrowding and what few new Saturnians are born are a result of a lottery with the rest coming from immigrants to serve in the [[TimePolice Aeon Legion]]. Their culture considers ambition taboo.
9th Jul '16 10:04:25 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'' everyone is implanted with a cortical stack at birth that records their brain activity so they can be "re-sleeved" in a new body when they die. Though most people only choose to be re-sleeved a couple times, except for some rich eccentrics.

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* In ''Literature/AlteredCarbon'' everyone is implanted with a cortical stack at birth that records their brain activity so they can be "re-sleeved" in a new body when they die. Though most people only choose to be re-sleeved a couple times, except for some rich eccentrics.eccentrics referred to as Methuselahs.
24th Apr '16 1:57:31 PM DarkHunter
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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]].

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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]].
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).
3rd Apr '16 10:10:25 AM zarpaulus
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** In Book 14 the company discovered the ruins of another ancient civilization whose members were essentially immortal. [[spoiler: After a few of them were reanimated they introduced nanotech that could prolong life indefinitely and make one very difficult to kill to the present galactic society. Much of Book 16 muses on the ramifications of a society of immortals.]]
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