In the brilliantly imagined sci-fi motion picture GATTACA from 1997, Ethan Hawke and his love interest Uma Thurman pursue their passion for one another and their dreams of space flight careers in a well tailored futurescape where supreme genetic modification of the human genome has rendered most diseases and flaws for upper class elites practically obsolete.
Births due to conception via natural mating have been banned and are no longer legal. The STATE has now mandated the breeding of genetically superior offspring whose life expectancy, along with all known probabilities for disease and IQ, are assessed at birth, when one drop of the babies’ blood is examined and the infant’s entire life patten is printed out as a result, including the most likely lifespan, most promising talents, proclivities, superior athletic prowess and so on. Nothing is left to chance anymore.
We may be not more than twenty years away…
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