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Altered Carbon and the inevitable evil of immortality

Do we need death to be human?

Altered Carbon is an OK TV show. Many of the characters are bland, and the story pings from one gratuitously evil and confused plot thread to the next. Still, I ended up watching all of it. If a show, book or game deals with certain subjects, chances are I'll enjoy it despite its flaws - and Altered Carbon revolves around one of my favourites. What would happen to society if everyone became immortal?

Altered Carbon suggests we'd lose our humanity, but I disagree.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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