Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gattaca( hadia siddiqui)

Gattaca is a movie which gives one perspective of what the future will be. DNA “No longer determined by social status or the color of your skin, no, we now have discrimination down to a science.” To day people could basically buy whatever traits they would like for their baby. In movie the character (Vincent) was conceived as a “natural birth” because his parents wanted it that way, but their next child, Anton, was a valid. Gattaca is about an organization that shows everything is base on individual DNA and determines where you belong to society or not and in order obtain your goal you have to have perfect DNA or have the ideal identity.
Gattaca is similar to today is society and the future that is only open to those with the “right things or the right identity. Here a good example, “You still don’t understand do you? When they look at you they don’t see you anymore, they only see me.” In chapter seven we discussed that identity was relatively fixed and stable effect of biology or socialization which means what we are base on our identity and we create that through communication in everyday interactions. In this chapter the author also talks about how our accomplishment as an identity that is accomplished through “doing” rather “being”.

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