I'm enjoying the book so far and I hope everyone else who is able to read it feels the same.
For this first discussion, anyone can respond regardless of whether you are reading the book or not. What I'd like to know is how you feel about having a machine that can tell you how you will die? Do you feel strongly that said machine would cause more harm than good, or are you apathetic? Are there advantages to knowing ahead of time how you will die, or will knowing prevent you from fully experiencing and enjoying life? Share your thoughts and opinions.
For those who are not sure what a "Machine of Death" is, it as a machine that can tell how an individual will die. The machine can give some vague cause of death like "love," or can give something more detailed like "torn apart and devoured by lions." However, the machine does not provide any time or date for when said death will occur. An individual who is said to die by "crack" might stay away from the drug only to die when a crack in the sidewalk causes him/her to stumble and crack his/her head open.