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.

Highway To Mars

Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don't get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. :)

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