Gattaca Genetic Engineering Analysis

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A world of drastic genetic engineering, and a complete separation of the genetically elite and those naturally born seems like a scenario that will never come to be. However, this seemingly far off universe depicted in the film Gattaca, may come to be much sooner than one would expect. Gattaca illustrates a world in which genetic mutation has come to be considered the “natural” form of birth, while children born without genetic mutation have come to be considered dirty and lesser than those of genetic superiority. Although this world has nearly eliminated many forms of illness and disease, it leaves much to be desired. This world fosters elitism, hate, and segregation among other negative traits, and ultimately produces an extremely negative environment that prevents humans from reaching their true potentials. This environment is due to the excessive emphasis on perfection, lack of variation and individuality as well as, segregation as a result of genetic engineering. These are Perfection, a quality which many strive for, and to some degree pursuing perfection can have a positive impact as it pushes one forward, however, an excessive emphasis on this can create an unhealthy obsession with the…show more content…
An Earth similar to that in Gattaca would produce and extremely negative environment due to excessive emphasis on perfection, lack of variation and individuality as well as, segregation as a result of genetic engineering. This environment promotes an excess of negative qualities, and ultimately limits human happiness and emotion along with creativity and individuality. Gattaca can be considered a warning for the potentially disastrous effects of genetic engineering gone too far, illustrating how a seemingly positive change can have incredibly adverse effect on its

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