The year is 2200, and technology has been progressing at an even faster rate than anyone could have ever predicted back in 2016. For one thing, computers are now completely quantum oriented, storing all data in the form of Q-bits, and even going so far as to transfer all data both within & between computer systems using micro-wormholes & entangled photons.
However, some have taken this new technology just a little bit too far...
Along with wormhole-transmission has come the ability to transfer information through time. While this technology has been heavily regulated by the GBE (Governing Body of Earth), one dark-Web site in particular has caught the eye of the public: death-clock.com.
The interface is quite simple: all that a user must do once on death-clock.com is to:
- Enter their full name into the search-box in the center of the page.
- Select themselves from the list of profiles that pop up.
- Watch as the site prints a date & time across their screen: This is the date on which they will die.
Question: What happens now?
- How does society react to the existence of such a site?
- Since the info is available to everyone, how does this effect daily life? (education, carriers, relationships, etc.)
- This scenario is based on the fatalistic theory of time-travel, where everything is set-in-stone, and the date that comes from the site is final.
Clarification: I've been getting a lot of questions that don't really have anything to do with the question itself, but more to do with the circumstances surrounding it. In order to clarify, I will provide the following points:
The date provided by the website is always stable and never wrong. I.E: if the site says that you will die on 1/28/2306 at 12:02 PM, then you WILL die on 1/28/2306 at 12:02 PM. For the sake of this question, you are to assume that the laws of time-travel prevent any exceptions to this rule from existing.
Other, similar sites may or may not exist at this time, broadcasting other information from the future, but my question does not concern these other sites.