We enter the genetics part of Transhumanism with a movie that explores the moral concerns around genetic technologies and how they might be used to favour the elite. While it’s a shorter movie, it covers the subject really well and is very clear in how it views the issues around genetic editing.
We can make a better human being, that doesn’t mean it will end well. And remember, ordinary people can surprise and surpass our expectations… Science doesn’t get everything right.
As a message, I am mostly okay with that. It fits well with my own personal concerns around creating Man 2.0.
This is what science fiction does best, it offers up a pond to play in and brings the future to us in the here and now to explore our own morality and feelings about such changes. I can for example imagine a time when there is the genetic version of “Tinder” that matches based on a genetic profile… COR THERE GOES A GOOD LOOKING DNA!
I think in general though such concerns are less valid now, there is so much concern about genetics and sex now, it seems unthinkable that such a corporate driven approach would happen. Then again, who knows what a Donald Trump America might look like.