Technology's Impact on Society: The Value of Human Life and Technology
SESSION #9 - THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE AND TECHNOLOGY
GATTACA (Andrew Niccol - 1997)
Director Andrew Niccol uses a science fiction thriller to deliver a deep social critic towards parenting affected by a fixed mindset, by putting in scene a futuristic portrait of what eugenics might end up to look like.
Gattaca is the story of two brothers. In this science fiction scenario, healty and smart people destiny is divided from invalid and keen to diseases ones by a DNA analysis based projection given at their birth. The first of them, Vincent (Ethan Hawke) has a bad diagnosis, so that their parents will decide to have a second child in vitro by selecting the best physical and mental features.
Neglected opportunities never weakened Vincent's spirit, even though his pariah status gave him no chance to pursue his dreams. The main storyline of the movie will make the two brothers' lives cross until the eugenetic assumption efficiency is questioned by the facts.
" Consider God’s handiwork; who can straighten what he hath made crooked? "
- Ecclesiastes 7:13
A competitiveness driven society can distort technology in the seek for perfection?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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