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17th Jun '17 10:03:06 AM nombretomado
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* Happens in KurtVonnegut's short story "Welcome to the Monkey House", where it's encouraged by the government in order to bring down the human population to manageable levels (and those who administer the drug are [[MsFanservice voluptuous babes]] who dress in [[VaporWear transparent clothing]] to appeal to older men.)
** Also in another of Vonnegut's short stories, "2BR02B" (the zero is pronounced "naught".) Aging has been cured. To keep the population of the United States from exceeding forty million people, the law of the land says that before anybody new can be born, somebody must volunteer to die. Anybody who feels like dying arranges to do so by calling the phone number which is the title of the story and making an appointment. The protagonist of the story is distraught because his wife is about to have triplets, but he's only found one person willing to die. [[spoiler: He finally decides on the solution of [[MurderSuicide shooting two proponents of population control and then shooting himself]].]]

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* Happens in KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's short story stories:
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"Welcome to the Monkey House", where it's encouraged by the government in order to bring down the human population to manageable levels (and those who administer the drug are [[MsFanservice voluptuous babes]] who dress in [[VaporWear transparent clothing]] to appeal to older men.)
** Also in another of Vonnegut's short stories, In "2BR02B" (the zero is pronounced "naught".) Aging "naught"), aging has been cured. To keep the population of the United States from exceeding forty million people, the law of the land says that before anybody new can be born, somebody must volunteer to die. Anybody who feels like dying arranges to do so by calling the phone number which is the title of the story and making an appointment. The protagonist of the story is distraught because his wife is about to have triplets, but he's only found one person willing to die. [[spoiler: He finally decides on the solution of [[MurderSuicide shooting two proponents of population control and then shooting himself]].]]
11th Mar '17 3:06:04 PM nombretomado
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* Also appears in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' (where humanity has lost the ability to reproduce, causing widespread despair as people know they are going to die out) in the form of a highly successful pharmaceutical campaign selling what are essentially suicide pills. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Parallels to antidepressants]] are [[{{Anvilicious}} not entirely subtle]]. Then again, it does lead to a {{tearjerker}} moment [[spoiler:as MichaelCaine euthanizes his vegetative wife when he knows that he will be performing a HeroicSacrifice to cover the escape of the protagonists]]. One dark touch is that an advertisement mentions they're offered free to illegal immigrants, who are horribly persecuted in the film.

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* Also appears in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' (where humanity has lost the ability to reproduce, causing widespread despair as people know they are going to die out) in the form of a highly successful pharmaceutical campaign selling what are essentially suicide pills. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Parallels to antidepressants]] are [[{{Anvilicious}} not entirely subtle]]. Then again, it does lead to a {{tearjerker}} moment [[spoiler:as MichaelCaine Creator/MichaelCaine euthanizes his vegetative wife when he knows that he will be performing a HeroicSacrifice to cover the escape of the protagonists]]. One dark touch is that an advertisement mentions they're offered free to illegal immigrants, who are horribly persecuted in the film.
27th Jan '17 12:15:32 AM PaulA
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** And in ''Prelude to Literature/{{Foundation}}'', it is mentioned that there are no problems to legally commit suicide on Trantor.

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** And in ''Prelude to Literature/{{Foundation}}'', ''Literature/PreludeToFoundation'', it is mentioned that there are no problems to legally commit suicide on Trantor.
26th Nov '16 3:23:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the earliest examples, if not ''the'' earliest, occurs in WinsorMcCay's ''ComicStrip/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, if not ''the'' earliest, occurs in WinsorMcCay's Creator/WinsorMcCay's ''ComicStrip/DreamOfTheRarebitFiend'': [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display/952 see here]]. Needless to say given the title, it's AllJustADream.
15th Jul '16 8:44:54 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Unfortunately, there's no repeat business in the market.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Unfortunately, [-[[caption-width-right:350:Unfortunately, there's no repeat business in the market.]]]]-]






* Suicide booths were featured in ''BattleAngelAlita''

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* Suicide booths were featured in ''BattleAngelAlita''''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''
27th Jun '16 8:27:43 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Jun '16 10:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Jun '16 10:00:12 PM Berrenta
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* Utilized in ''FromTheNewWorld'' as a precaution against [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity potentially maladjusted individuals]] using their power to cause kill everyone.

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* Utilized in ''FromTheNewWorld'' ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' as a precaution against [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity potentially maladjusted individuals]] using their power to cause kill everyone.
7th Jun '16 2:36:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Pebble In The Sky'' has the natives of a backwater, slowly dying future Earth holding to a custom of being put to death when they reach "The Sixty"-their sixtieth birthday. Anyone who is unable to work is also euthanized.
** And in Prelude to {{Foundation}}, it is mentioned that there are no problems to legally commit suicide on Trantor.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Creator/IsaacAsimov:
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''Pebble In The Sky'' has the natives of a backwater, slowly dying future Earth holding to a custom of being put to death when they reach "The Sixty"-their sixtieth birthday. Anyone who is unable to work is also euthanized.
** And in Prelude ''Prelude to {{Foundation}}, Literature/{{Foundation}}'', it is mentioned that there are no problems to legally commit suicide on Trantor.
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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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
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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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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
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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.
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