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Futuristics Final Essay Gattaca and 1984 By Diane Dennerll In my opinion there are two movies from this course which are very comparable The Hollywood-esque Gattaca is a prophetic distopia concerning genetic discrimination in the early 21st Century George Orwells classic 1984 is an even darker distopia which was revealed as a great embarrassment dealing with crude politics and oppression of the greatest gifts of humanity Although these films contrast diversely they also can be applied with many similar themes In this essay I will discuss some of the artistic and literal connections between these films as well as show their differences and deconstruct their faults using my own personal criticism I will show how science fiction can play a very important role in our lives and I also hope to express my theories and ideas behind the many hidden meanings and metaphors as well as encourage you the readers to see these movies and the future of life from an appreciative analytical scientific perspective Out of all the great science fiction movies I have seen Gattaca has one of the most realistically prophetic views of the near future Most of its technology is already possible all that remains is the level of society that isnt quite developed to the maturity of the storys setting Using a time saving narration establishment towards the start of the film we learn that a new advancement in genetics is being used as the basis of the worlds system Doctors everywhere are able to predict the probability of certain characteristics disorders and diseases destined in a human life as well as the estimate the approximate time and cause of death all at the pinprick of a needle just seconds after a childs birth This also means that
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