Ok I just had to post something about this amazing plot and that it could be a manual if this would actually happen in real life. I had some trouble
deciding where to post this but I believe this is ok.
Before Torchwood's idea of immortality hit the silver screen I, like the majority of the population, believed that immortality would allow me to live
forever. Never aging, no sickness, no pain. Throughout history every single culture, every single person throughout time has wanted to find
immortality in one form or another. Not so fast. Immortality might not be as much fun as we think.
The fictional immortality idea is more invincibility than immortality. In actuality, immortality without invincibility would suck!!!!! It wouldn't be
fun at all! In fact it would be quite a disaster.
***If anybody who isn't caught up with every episode already aired there is spoilers below
Drug Companies (phicorp)-- kings of the market.
If you get hurt your body won't miraculously heal, you will just always be in pain.
45th story jumpers-- people will look for ways to die.
Government sanctioned death camps-- The ovens (of course many people on these forums already believe such camps are in existence--for different
Should criminals get released if there is no way to execute them and they carried out their sentence? Lawsuits and crazy prophets will appear. Oswald
Death Categories-- For insurance reasons and government use the hurt/supposed to be dead people will have to be categorized.
Dead is Dead-- Where to draw the line between life and death? Who should die? Who should be allowed their rights?
Religious problems-- No death? No Heaven? No Soul?
Population will increase indefinitely squeezing resources and crowding.
Politics- will all stupid wars be stopped because now no one can die? inhumane?
I know a lot of people give Torchwood a bad rap now, because its strayed from its original concept. They did remind the fans that this will be sort of
a reboot, and I am loving every single second of it. This story is sooo good and I believe we can talk a lot about the philosophical implications if
this were to happen in real life. I mean the plot is so well written and sooo well done, that it really could viewed as a manual/documentary.
And if you don't like Torchwood you can still participate in the discussion about your views about immortality. I don't believe that the concept of
immortality has ever been thought about like this or the implications it could have on the entire world.
edit on 13-8-2011 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)