July 17, 2057.
Every person can eventually discover the exact date on which he or she will die, and nothing, not anything, can cause them to die before that day.
Learning the date at first was dangerous. People exhibited a tendency to stop looking when crossing the street, or to open up airplane doors while cruising at altitude. While the only people who died from actions like those were fated to die at that time, anyway, many people needed to learn the hard way that exemption from death does not mean exemption from pain.
Teenagers trying cliff-diving after they learned their death date was a fad that quickly ended.
There were legal implications. In the case of US v. Austin a murderer argued he was fated to kill his best friend in an argument that day, but his sentence was upheld: “While it is true the victim would have died that day no matter what, the circumstances of his death remained open to fate, and he may have simply died peaceably in his sleep, but for the defendant,” wrote the court.
As more people learn the date on which they will die, boutiques have started creating destination deaths for the wealthy, who can expire by diving from a space capsule, for example. Such deaths are frequently featured on the nightly news and are the subject of much commentary.
The poor, meanwhile, continue to work as long as they can until the date of their deaths, as the poor always have.