What is the significance of Daisy's question about what they will do with the rest of their lives?

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Daisy's question about what they will do with the rest of their lives underlines the pathetic and ominous implications of the Buchanans' combination of vast wealth, limited intellect, and restless boredom. Tom, Daisy's husband, is particularly discontented:

I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game. (Chapter 1)

Moreover, we already know from Tom's declarations that he is dabbling in ideas that are far more dangerous than a little recreational adultery:

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