Jack Bauer, Rupert Sheldrake and The Singularity. That's entertainment!
There are so many ideas per episode on this show that everyone who watches it will see a slightly different elephant. There's an especially interesting take here.
...a world where nobody dies is awfully similar to a world where we're all terminal patients who are just hanging on. The most sardonic note in the episode comes from a couple of different characters, who advance the idea that this is the Singularity, the transformation of humanity that Vernor Vinge, Ray Kurzweil and other geek icons have predicted.In fairness to myself, I wasn't the only supposedly smart commentator who averted their (his or her) gaze from the tedious spectre of the Evil Drug Conglomerate.
And that's the most awful thought of them all. The Singularity was supposed to turn us into something akin to gods. But this Singularity, far from deifying us, is turning us all into a legion of the damned, the endlessly suffering, trapped in a kind of half life.