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Dear Geoff

Can this be a Good Science Fiction Story - "Immortal" or "Never to die" where in the story mentioned that Human Beings are "Never to die" i.e. Immortal due to advanced medicine achievement. As a example Human Beings living for a maximum Life span of 130 years is extended to 1000 years similar to specific Trees / Plants.

In this science fiction story are shown the Consequences, effects if this happens in reality where Human beings species are never to die as a example "Population explosion", environmental effects etc.

Do you also feel a Good documentary film or movie or play can also be constructed on these story base ?.

Similar to the above fiction story base, are there already English movies produced ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Well, yes. Except that a possibly more likely possibility is that immortal people would probably have a much lower birth-rate and actually start to dwindle in population, as women would likely avoid giving birth as it can sometimes lead to fatal consequences for the mother, plus there is no incentive to have a younger generation which is always designed to replace older generations, when the older generation is immortal.

I know  of  one movie about an immortal society:- Zardoz. Then there is the Dr Who series which features many episodes about different alien societies.


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