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13th Mar '16 3:40:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', there is a society where everyone commits suicide at the age of 60. Originally to alleviate the strain of paying for keeping the elderly alive, it has become a way of honoring the individual and their family. Lwaxana Troi attempted to dissuade a man of this society from doing it, but he ultimately went off to after he was begged by his daughter (whose mother had already done so).

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', there is a society where everyone commits suicide at the age of 60. Originally to alleviate the strain of paying for keeping the elderly alive, it has become a way of honoring the individual and their family. Lwaxana Troi attempted to dissuade a man of this society from doing it, but he ultimately went off to after he was begged by his daughter (whose mother had already done so).



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': In "A Taste of Armageddon" they're used in lieu of nuclear warfare; computers select those who have been 'killed' in each attack, and the victims report voluntarily to the suicide booths, thus sparing their civilization the horrors of mass destruction. Things go well until Kirk and his crew are designated dead.

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In "A Taste of Armageddon" they're used in lieu of nuclear warfare; computers select those who have been 'killed' in each attack, and the victims report voluntarily to the suicide booths, thus sparing their civilization the horrors of mass destruction. Things go well until Kirk and his crew are designated dead.



* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' had them travel into a world where kids had taken over, and it was illegal to live too long, as low as 50 in some states.

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An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' had them the sliders travel into a world where kids had taken over, and it was illegal to live too long, as low as 50 in some states.
20th Feb '16 7:14:22 PM LeeM
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* One of the earliest examples occurs in WinsorMcCay's ''DreamOfTheRarebitFiend'': [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display/952 see here]]. Needless to say given the title, it's AllJustADream.

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* One of the earliest examples examples, if not ''the'' earliest, occurs in WinsorMcCay's ''DreamOfTheRarebitFiend'': ''ComicStrip/DreamOfTheRarebitFiend'': [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display/952 see here]]. Needless to say given the title, it's AllJustADream.
20th Feb '16 7:12:46 PM LeeM
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* One of the earliest examples occurs in WinsorMcCay's ''DreamOfTheRarebitFiend'': [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display/952 see here]]. Needless to say given the title, it's AllJustADream.
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17th Jan '16 4:02:23 PM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/{{Haunted2005}}'', Mr. Whittier's second story, "Obsolete", deals with mandatory euthanasia of all humans so that everyone will move on to the next world (shown as a party on Venus) rather than continue to reincarnate on Earth.

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* In ''Literature/{{Haunted2005}}'', ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'', Mr. Whittier's second story, "Obsolete", deals with mandatory euthanasia of all humans so that everyone will move on to the next world (shown as a party on Venus) rather than continue to reincarnate on Earth.
17th Jan '16 4:01:55 PM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/Haunted2005'', Mr. Whittier's second story, "Obsolete", deals with mandatory euthanasia of all humans so that everyone will move on to the next world (shown as a party on Venus) rather than continue to reincarnate on Earth.

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* In ''Literature/Haunted2005'', ''Literature/{{Haunted2005}}'', Mr. Whittier's second story, "Obsolete", deals with mandatory euthanasia of all humans so that everyone will move on to the next world (shown as a party on Venus) rather than continue to reincarnate on Earth.
17th Jan '16 4:01:01 PM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/Haunted2005'', Mr. Whittier's second story, "Obsolete", deals with mandatory euthanasia of all humans so that everyone will move on to the next world (shown as a party on Venus) rather than continue to reincarnate on Earth.
17th Jan '16 3:58:30 PM Seanette
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* Appears in ''Time Enough for Love''-"Death is Every Man's Privilege."

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* Appears in ''Time Enough for Love''-"Death ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'' - "Death is Every Man's Privilege."


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* The Australian government in ''Literature/OnTheBeach'' is distributing free suicide pills/injections to those who prefer that option to the inevitable death of radiation sickness that's headed their way. Other options shown include lethal car racing or being aboard a sinking submarine.
7th Jan '16 4:47:06 PM eroock
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Euthanasia is at present a controversial social issue. However, in many futuristic societies, it is a norm, and may in fact be encouraged. This is generally, but not always, the sign of a {{Dystopia}}, and at the very least demonstrates the divergence between the fictional world and the actual one. A handy rule of thumb is that the consensual nature of the euthanasia presented is inversely proportional to how dystopian the society presented is supposed to be.

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Euthanasia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia Euthanasia]] is at present a controversial social issue. However, in many futuristic societies, it is a norm, and may in fact be encouraged. This is generally, but not always, the sign of a {{Dystopia}}, and at the very least demonstrates the divergence between the fictional world and the actual one. A handy rule of thumb is that the consensual nature of the euthanasia presented is inversely proportional to how dystopian the society presented is supposed to be.
19th Oct '15 6:19:45 PM Earriorwatcher
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* The Mesans practice euthanasia regularly in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''; the euthanization of Dr. Herlander Simoes's adopted autistic vegetative daughter prompts him to [[spoiler:defect to Manticore and Haven, inform them of the fact that Mesa is plotting against them, and convince them to ally against Mesa. It also prompts Simoes's superior, Jack McBryde, to realize that the Mesans have gone too far from their original aims of transhumanism, and he destroys their records so thoroughly that Public Enemy #1 could have walked into the government building without being recognized.]]
9th Aug '15 4:03:05 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''OryxAndCrake'', people compete to feature on nighty-night.com, in which their suicide is streamed live for entertainment.

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* In ''OryxAndCrake'', ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', people compete to feature on nighty-night.com, in which their suicide is streamed live for entertainment.



* In "Spending a Day at the Lottery Fair," a short story by FrederikPohl, an overpopulated U.S. where both abortion ''and'' contraception are outlawed implements a form of population control using euthanasia by chance. "Lottery fairs" are held periodically at which fairgoers "pay" for rides, concessions, raffles (including several for jobs), etc. by inserting their arms into a cuff that offers a small but real chance of delivering a lethal injection.

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* In "Spending a Day at the Lottery Fair," a short story by FrederikPohl, Creator/FrederikPohl, an overpopulated U.S. where both abortion ''and'' contraception are outlawed implements a form of population control using euthanasia by chance. "Lottery fairs" are held periodically at which fairgoers "pay" for rides, concessions, raffles (including several for jobs), etc. by inserting their arms into a cuff that offers a small but real chance of delivering a lethal injection.
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