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Basic Trope: In the future, sickness will be curable or nonexistent.

  • Straight: In the year 3000, all diseases are easily, 100% curable. People regularly live to be well over 100 years old, STIs are a thing of the past, and heart attacks (if they happen at all) are not only survivable, they leave no lasting damage.
  • Exaggerated: Not only are diseases curable, they never happen in the first place!
  • Downplayed:
    • Only the wealthy can access these new cures and innovations.
    • Advertisement:
    • Health has improved, but it is not perfect.
  • Justified:
    • As Science Marches On, new cures, less-invasive surgical techniques, etc. are discovered all the time.
    • Designer Babies are grown in Uterine Replicators, and are free from any and all genetic diseases.
    • People exercise more, or at least there's a miracle pill that gives everyone the effects of exercise and sleep.
    • New types of contraception are available, accessible, and accepted, which improves the health of women by allowing them to space out their pregnancies (or forgo pregnancy altogether), and improves the health of children by allowing parents to dedicate more resources to fewer children.
    • Improvements in hygiene and sanitation-related infrastructure drastically reduce infection by water-borne pathogens.
    • Improvements in agriculture and food distribution policies (or perhaps Food Pills increase people's access to food and nutrition.
    • Advertisement:
    • Vaccines have eradicated nearly all bacterial and viral diseases
    • A Fountain of Youth (literal or figurative) has been discovered, enabling people to stay "in their prime" a lot longer.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Only the wealthy have access to newer forms of medicine, nutrition, etc.
    • Although Designer Babies can be grown or conceived in a lab, they can still come down with diseases later on.
    • Many bacterial and viral infections have become resistant to known antibiotics and antivirals.
  • Double Subverted:
    • More and more people can afford at least some of them.
    • They're less likely to, because of hardier genetics.
    • Advertisement:
    • New ones are being discovered all the time.
    • Survivors on a Generation Ship headed towards a new planet have health care beyond even the wildest dreams of Speculative Fiction writers.
  • Parodied: The secret to perfect health isn't nanomachines capable of fixing every disease and destroying every pathogen. It turns out that if you make food unhealthy enough it eventually wraps around to be so healthy it can revive the long dead.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Health aspects are better in some ways and worse in others. Genetic engineering has wiped out all genetic diseases but antibiotic resistant bacteria has become universal. However egregiously deadly disease have vaccines. Meanwhile aging occurs as today.
    • All known infectious diseases have been eradicated. However unknown ones they are completely vulnerable towards.
  • Averted:
    • No diseases ever existed In-Universe.
    • Health and medicine in the year 3000 are more-or-less the same as now.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "No one ever dies from sickness anymore."
  • Invoked: Advances in science and medicine.
  • Exploited: Corrupt Corporate Executives conspire to make these new medical techniques, infrastructure, etc. available only to the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else.
  • Defied: A god of disease ensures that there will always be disease and illness, even in the face of transhumanism.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: The state of health is not commented on, but there are many extremely old people, and they are strangely spry. Additionally, no one seems to upset at being coughed or sneezed on.
  • Deconstructed: The cure for all diseases is made from dead people.
  • Reconstructed: People voluntarily donate their bodies to make the cure after their death. This is considered a great honor and sacrifice.

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