The Promise of "Perfect" people: Reproductive technologies, genetic engineering and questions right and wrong
If we ever existed in a world similar to that in Gattaca we may be able to manipulate the genes to make society function more productively and work better as a society. Some people may be able to lift heavy things and do everything perfectly, but I believe that it takes out all the fun in being alive. Because after you do that you are no longer yourself, but were forced to become someone you're not, and I believe that if this happened the world would be very boring. However, even if I was in the movie, and wanted to get my genes altered, yes I would be healthier and have an easier life, but at the same time that life isn't something I would necessarily want because I would want to be different, and it has occurred to me in the past that I would hate to have a twin, and if this was a similar experience to that I would hate it because I would want to be my own person not altered to fit society, but someone different. Plus even if I don't want to be different I would still need to figure out what you need to get your genes altered because they didn't specifically mention what you had to go through to get the modification, and it wasn't even a 100% rate of working so I wouldn't know if I would want to risk it in the first place. Eugenics is a big topic in Gattaca, and the people who aren't genetically modified are treated, however, a lot of the modified people are just the same in terms of strength, and health but I would want to be different, and not be the same as those around me even if I end up having heart problems like Vincent. If people were searching for the right genes in our society today it would lead to discrimination among the masses, and it wouldn't end up well because the people would be looking down on others, and it would cause huge problems in our society if we already had multiple wars over the color of our skin we could have more wars due to the modifying of genes in the future.