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Running head: GENETIC MODIFICATION IN GATTACA 1 Relationship Between People and Technology in Movie Gattaca Andres Nuñez Pennsylvania State University
GENETIC MODIFICATION IN GATTACA2 Relationship Between People and Technology in Movie Gattaca The Story of Gattaca As technology continues to grow at an exponential rate, there may be many unforeseen problems that could arise. Throughout every generation, science fiction inspired stories that attempted to predict future dilemmas brought on by technological advancements. One of my favorite Sci-fi films was the 1997 movie Gattaca, written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Set in the 'not too distant' future, social class in Gattaca is defined by genetic formation. The process of conceiving children through genetic modification, Eugenics, is considered the norm. Although discrimination is illegal, the analysis of D.N.A is commonplace and those who are naturally born are at a great disadvantage. The people who are born with poor genetics are considered 'invalids' and are. Vincent Freeman is one of the few people that was naturally conceived. When he is born in the beginning of the movie, doctors scan Vincent’s DNA and begin listing his genetic shortcomings. The doctor tells Vincent’s parents that he has a 99% probability of getting a heart disorder and is given an estimated lifespan of 30.2 years. Vincent’s parents raise him constantly worried that a minor incident has the possibility of killing him. Vincent's younger brother, Anton,

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