By Mike Adamson.
Illustration by JACEY.First appearance: Nature/Futures, 30 May 2018.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature.com (HERE; PDF).
"Murder has almost vanished from the spectrum of human existence.
Not from any elevated moral sense or spiritual refinement, but merely
because it is no longer true that dead men tell no tales."
Why should freedom of choice be only for the living?
- The underlying premise in our story is still way out there; see Wikipedia (HERE) and (HERE) for lengthy speculations about it. A skeptical article by Maciamo Hay (HERE) points out its shortcomings.
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