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life_extension [2011/05/05 04:13]
hagalaz added [[history_introduction#the_apocalypse war|Apocalypse War]]
life_extension [2011/08/05 06:17] (current)
abiri [Chronovores]
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-There is also a cultural taboo that has developed against anagathic treatments and cryonic suspension. ​ Individuals who try to live beyond their natural life span -- usually defined as 100 Earth years -- are deemed "​chronovores"​. ​ They are considered selfish for trying to "steal the future"​ from younger generations. ​ The anti-chronovore movement existed on Earth prior to the war, but came into full force during the post-war era when recom civilization was confined to limited habitats on Luna, Mars and the asteroid belt.  During this time food and living space were at a premium, and population growth had to be strictly controlled. ​ Anti-chronovore laws were passed and strongly enforced. ​ Persons who lived beyond their 100th birthday were expected to submit to euthenasia.  Those who attempted to evade this fate were were hunted by a specialized class of law enforcement,​ called "​sandmen"​.+There is also a cultural taboo that has developed against anagathic treatments and cryonic suspension. ​ Individuals who try to live beyond their natural life span -- usually defined as 100 Earth years -- are deemed "​chronovores"​. ​ They are considered selfish for trying to "steal the future"​ from younger generations. ​ The anti-chronovore movement existed on Earth prior to the war, but came into full force during the post-war era when recom civilization was confined to limited habitats on Luna, Mars and the asteroid belt.  During this time food and living space were at a premium, and population growth had to be strictly controlled. ​ Anti-chronovore laws were passed and strongly enforced. ​ Persons who lived beyond their 100th birthday were expected to submit to euthanasia.  Those who attempted to evade this fate were were hunted by a specialized class of law enforcement,​ called "​sandmen"​.
  
-Since the colonization of Oceania and Annyrion, the taboo against chronovores ​has begun to break down.  Annyrion in particular is chronically under-populated,​ with the government encouraging its people to have as many children as they can, and struggling to fill the remaining manpower gap using robotics.+Since the colonization of Oceania and Annyrion, the taboo against chronovores ​began to break down.  Annyrion in particular ​was (and still ischronically under-populated,​ with the government encouraging its people to have as many children as they can, and struggling to fill the remaining manpower gap using robotics.
  
-Anti-chronovore laws are still enforced throughout Sol System, and they remain on the books in Oceania and the Annyrion Coalition. ​ However, enforcement ​on Oceania ​is spotty, and in Inaria it's virtually nonexistent.  The Lopanga Confedercacy has no anti-chronovore ​laws at all ​A ​fair number of the cultural elites in Epiphyte are wealthy chronovores ​who moved to Lopanga so that they could retire in peace, out of reach from the sandmen.+Anti-chronovore laws remain on the books throughout Sol Systembut enforcement is nonexistent in modern timesthe laws rendered obsolete by newer laws and civil rights guarantees.  The laws were never imported to Oceania, the Annyrion Coalition, or other coloniesIn the settlement of Lopanga, even the taboos were left behind, as a fair number of the cultural elites in Epiphyte are wealthy chronovores.
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