I definitely feel that Gattaca illustrates this very well.

I definitely feel that Gattaca illustrates this very well.

“Gattaca shows us the dangers of uncontrolled technology.” Discuss. I definitely feel that Gattaca illustrates this very well. This movie was made sometime ago and though genetic engineering and modification is something that has been around for some time now, it has progressed so much more in recent years, and it can be quite scary to some. Gattaca presents a world that states most of our fears of what could result from genetic engineering. We see this through the apparent lack of humanity and oppressive society that Gattaca lies within; people cease to be human, genes replace identities, and the manufacturing of society functions on science in a cold manner. This point is demonstrated throughout the movie; many of the characters are presented as cold and institutionalized people–for example, when Vincent and Irene begin to develop their relationship it appears to be somewhat cold. Rather than first getting to know Vincent as a person Irene takes Vincent’s hair to be sequenced and sees that he is suitable to start a relationship with. The masses of perfectly groomed, identically black suited men and women filing into Gattaca, having no conversation or interaction with each other, create a sense that this society is a bleak look into the future. After watching this movie you become aware that much this very same type of biogenetic engineering is actually going on now, this is becoming more of a reality and increasingly more so in the future. In Gattaca, parents pay to create designer babies with genetic interference to ensure that they have all the perfection possibly. Likewise in this day and age, plastic surgery, botox injections and other such advanced technology have become massively accessible, particularly for those who have the money to spend on it. Some people will do whatever it takes, and will go to extreme measures to have perfectly flawless bodies or to try and sustain their “youthful looks”. There have bee…


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