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The Postmortal by Drew Magary
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Sep 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 21st-century, science-fiction, kindle-ebooks, read-in-2011, postapocalyptic
Read in September, 2011

It was an interesting what-if story; what-if we had the ability to stop aging, what happens to society, what resources become limited, what happens to our drive to reproduce, how do governments react? The author has created a sequence of events that are completely realistic and very scary. (But then in most science fiction you don't bet long on humanity. Our modern constructs are remarkably fragile as any power outage will show you.) The book plays to our fears of over-population, global warning, species die-off, rogue armies, marriage, that we don't really need to solve aging to get to, but it provides a framework to talk about we react emotional to wanting to live forever.

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