CoP: Life Expectancy

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Given the available technology, no one needs to die of old age. Organics can be rejuvenated, or when it's not possible due to disease or damage, a mind can be uploaded to a quantum computational device (QCD) and continue life as a human AI or placed into a synthetic body. However, note that since there is a significant percentage of failure, this option is popular only as a last-resort. Failure means that the mind is not fully copied or that the result is insanity due to a mind’s inability to cope with its new state of existence. Insane copies of sentient minds are usually euthanized by deletion.

In this sense, natural death is obsolete. But for some societies, contention over this point is worth dying over...