Month: December 2013

“Nosotros, No” by José B. Adolph (Translation)

This afternoon, when the bells of the Teletype rang and delivered the news like a miracle, men of all latitudes were confused in a single shriek of triumph. Just as it had been predicted two hundred years earlier, man had finally conquered immortality in the year 2168. Every loudspeaker, every image, every media outlet proclaimed this grand biological revolution. Naturally, I too was happy in this moment. How long we waited for this day! An injection of one hundred cubic centimeters had been all that was needed to never again face death. A single injection, applied every one hundred years, guaranteed that no human body would ever decompose again. From this day on, only an accident would be capable of ending a human life. This was a farewell to sickness, to old age, to the death of natural causes. A single injection, every one hundred years. Until the second notice came, clarifying the first. The injection would only be effective for those less than twenty years old. No one who had progressed past this age …