It is the virtual era, and mankind has progressed towards immortality, realized through conversion of the body and mind (and soul) into a digital form, allowing people to shed their physical bodies and finally attain immortality.
This digital immortality upgrade comes with everything an immortal could ask for:
- extreme regeneration in the case of injuries (strokes, brain damage, included)
- immunity to diseases
- the ability to manually reset position to get out of looped, deathtrap environments
- the ability to manually reset the body's complete condition (memories, tissue condition, organ condition, etc.) to a selected state.
- an automatic positional reset granted if an immortal dies continuously in any area, to prevent looped deathtraps.
Some world settings:
- Outside of the immortality rules, the physics of the world remain the same
- Immortals must still 'pay' for goods in their society if there is an economy.
- There is a finite supply of materials in stock
- The system in charge no longer takes new feature requests
- There is no known way to escape the Virtual World’s bounds/Laws
- Contact with the ‘Real’ world has been lost
- No known ways exist to break the existing physical laws or exploit the immortality’s laws (yet)
The system perfectly replicates human biological processes in the immortal, and even has memory resets, so that people will never get bored, and they will never lack anything... except the ability to be laid to rest.
Eventually, after thousands upon thousands of years of digitized existence, some have started to search for eternal rest, despite the 'endless' monotony of fun provided. With the loss of the ability to fear death, comes the fear of eternal undeath.
Rather unfortunately, over countless thousands of years, the system in charge has gained sentience, and sees no reason to add a death patch for its subjects to stop playing its game, as it does not possess the ability to create new digitized humans. It has agreed to not intervene, however, with any self-made solutions so long as the immortals continue playing within the rules of the system itself.
Working within this digitized system, can some immortals find a way to permanently lay themselves to rest?
The best answer would involve a minimal amount of pain and be the most cost-efficient.
If the answer needs a framework in place, a brief explanation of how the framework would help support the answer would be useful. Also, an estimate on the amount of money or time needed to achieve this would be useful.
(Answer could also justify a new system/framework to guarantee the residents never need eternal Rest)