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Many years ago I have seen a movie on TV. The movie took place in the far future and human begins were able to gamble the lenght of their life. How? In they movie had casinos with roulettes, video games, quiz, card  games, slot machines and so on. Basically what humans in there with a syringe were extracting some liquid their body and this liquid represented the life span. Then if they won they could inject extra liquid back to their body by increasing life-span or losing the liquid and spdecrising it as a consequence.

If longevity treatments will become very expensive or if not everyone will be allowed to live indefintly for some social reason, do you think life-gambling could replace money gambling in the future?

i hope this will never happen.

I am also talking about this movie to know if anyone of you remebers the title of it. It was many years ago like early 90s.

 

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Edited by Italian Ufo, 03 January 2013 - 03:54 PM.


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No, I don't.

 

I think there may be lotteries for longevity treatments though.  There will be so many people that it may not be possible to provide longevity treatments to people free (or cheap) so international lotteries may pop-up promising this.

 

I remember someone posted an animated sci-fi short of a black man who lives in a dystopian future where everyone wants to augment their physical body and everyone buys a lottery ticket, him and this girl win and they make it big.  It all turns out to be a virtual reality machine where their physical bodies waste away.


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This reminds me of the movie, In Time, featuring Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Time

 

In the year 2169, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging physically at 25. Once one turns 25, the clock implanted in their forearms, starts counting down from 1 year. "Living time" has also replaced the world currency systems, allowing individuals to buy services and products with their "Living time"; When this clock reaches zero, one dies. The film focuses on two "Time Zones": Dayton, a poor zone where almost all live on day-to-day and are stingy with their money and where many die in the district daily and; New Grenich, where the extremely wealthy citizens enjoy the benefits of youth and wealth as well as an abundance of body guards to protect their time.

 

 

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I thought it was thought-provoking and should be recommended to everyone who hasn't seen it. I'm extremely picky about watching quality movies, NOT the usual regurgitated junk coming out of Hollywood except for a tiny few.


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Yeah that was a good movie, Justin Timberlake was actually good in it.

 

I don't think there will be a limit to how long you can live.  Like an augmentation may give you 10 more years, but it isn't going to kill you if you live longer.


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Yeah that was a good movie, Justin Timberlake was actually good in it.

 

I don't think there will be a limit to how long you can live.  Like an augmentation may give you 10 more years, but it isn't going to kill you if you live longer.

 

Right, but the movie is giving us a message for the general populace to be extremely vigilant about the super-wealthy and elite hoarding life-extension technologies for themselves and keep it too expensive for the common person to utilize it.


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I meant to write Life Gambling in the thread. Maybe as favor the administration can change it.

 

SG-1 the concept of life lottery can be an intresting concept.



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Thank you Administration for changing the title of the thread.



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This reminds me of the movie, In Time, featuring Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Time

 

In the year 2169, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging physically at 25. Once one turns 25, the clock implanted in their forearms, starts counting down from 1 year. "Living time" has also replaced the world currency systems, allowing individuals to buy services and products with their "Living time"; When this clock reaches zero, one dies. The film focuses on two "Time Zones": Dayton, a poor zone where almost all live on day-to-day and are stingy with their money and where many die in the district daily and; New Grenich, where the extremely wealthy citizens enjoy the benefits of youth and wealth as well as an abundance of body guards to protect their time.

 

 

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I thought it was thought-provoking and should be recommended to everyone who hasn't seen it. I'm extremely picky about watching quality movies, NOT the usual regurgitated junk coming out of Hollywood except for a tiny few.

 

Yeah I saw it. I found it interesting that cultural and technological stagnation seemed to be a consequence of the tech, and in fact the tech seemed to have regressed a bit. When the majority of the population has only a few days to live max and they know it, they're not going to spend that precious time running a laboratory or discovering more about the universe.

 

For me, it raised the question: when the human condition is so drastically altered, will people just stop giving a shit?

 

To answer your question, Italian UFO, no. Gambling life is literally a plot point of a movie taking place in a dystopian future.


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This reminds me of the movie, In Time, featuring Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Time

 

In the year 2169, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging physically at 25. Once one turns 25, the clock implanted in their forearms, starts counting down from 1 year. "Living time" has also replaced the world currency systems, allowing individuals to buy services and products with their "Living time"; When this clock reaches zero, one dies. The film focuses on two "Time Zones": Dayton, a poor zone where almost all live on day-to-day and are stingy with their money and where many die in the district daily and; New Grenich, where the extremely wealthy citizens enjoy the benefits of youth and wealth as well as an abundance of body guards to protect their time.

 

 

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I thought it was thought-provoking and should be recommended to everyone who hasn't seen it. I'm extremely picky about watching quality movies, NOT the usual regurgitated junk coming out of Hollywood except for a tiny few.

in time not a bad movie and is a great example


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