Is the Genetic Modification of Humans Ethical?? | Gattaca | Space Taste October 18, 2019 Tags:Analysis, Breakdown, dystopia, Ending Explained, Ethical dilemma, Ethical Themes, ethics, film, Film theorist, Foundflix, gattaca, gattaca meaning, Geek Mashup, genetic augmentation, genetic engineering, genetic modification, genetically engineered human, is gattaca possible, is genetic modification of human ethical, movie, Nerdwriter1, philosophy, sci-fi, Sci-fi Analysis, Sci-fi Breakdown, science fiction, Space Taste, The Ethics of, Trailer Recut, True Superhero Story, video, Wisecrack Related Posts Family Fun Game For Kids! Honey Bee Tree with an Egg Surprise Toy Gene Confronts The Company That Makes His Favorite Chocolate | Season 7 Ep. 12 | BOB’S BURGERS James Fallon, Neuroscientist – A Scientist’s Journey Through Psychopathy About The Author John Henderson 28 Comments Space Taste Subscribe for more from Space Taste on YouTube every week: https://goo.gl/hGLtLc. Also…is GENETIC MODIFICATION ethical?? September 2, 2018 Reply Evan Oh man, I forgot about this movie. Such a classic. September 2, 2018 Reply David K This was such a great video! One of my favorite late 90’s films! Its crazy to think genetically engineered humans could become common practice in years to come, it opens up a whole new world of unknowns September 2, 2018 Reply Alex Keep this coming guys, loving these videos. Hope you get 100K subs! September 14, 2018 Reply TheHebrewHamm3r Can't believe I've never this movie… September 14, 2018 Reply Cathy Barlett Uh September 22, 2018 Reply cetewayo3 Remember Khan of "Space Seed" Star Trek. September 23, 2018 Reply Ray Hernandez I only want modified humans if I'm one as well so…I guess that means no modified humans!! October 5, 2018 Reply notsurewewillsee When I first watched this movie, I thought about the implications of genetically modifying people, I can understand the appeal of wanting a perfect child, however, I didn't like that those who chose not to get modified would then be looked down upon. But I guess one could make the claim that even if they are genetically modified, you can look at just their actions and say they merit their positions, assuming there was no discrimination in the first place. It was a very thought provoking movie. Thanks for reminding me of this all over again! October 7, 2018 Reply Armin Chanel 16th nice :)) October 7, 2018 Reply Anduril i have a genetic disorder that has a 50% chance of going to my child…so would i modify my child so they are guaranteed not to have this? FUCK YES. October 7, 2018 Reply Sidian The Great I remember watching this movie back in my sophomore year in high school and thinking to myself how awesome and how wrong genetically modifying you future children is. Part of the beauty of life (in my opinion) is that you never know what's the future entails. Genetic modifications kind of throw this out of wack. But humans are curious creatures by nature so it's inevitable that this will happen in the future. October 7, 2018 Reply Ina Winchester No. Nonononono! Not okay. And I don't think our society is currently going down that road. It's like with social networks. We use them a lot but we still crave human contact. And I think we will always want to be human, ourselves, not a product. But maybe I'm just an optimist. If we could make more humans like Henry Cavill though 🤔 October 7, 2018 Reply Pierceton McGinnis i think genetic modification on a mass scale would be a good thing. like making all of a genetic disease vanish or making the entire population more naturally fit and intellectual. sadly i doubt anyone would be willing to put forth the effort to helping an entire population instead of just the ones who have the money. October 7, 2018 Reply DeepFried Wat3rMel0n This film is so overlooked, for someone who was born 3 months early with dyspraxia and autism this movie is incredibly inspirational for me,and it needs more attention by wider audiences October 7, 2018 Reply Tyrone Bullock, Jr Rough possibility makes me think of the crspr. DNA editing. I wouldn’t edit my child but I can understand why some people would want to. October 8, 2018 Reply Sapphirewingthefurrycritic I wouldn't make a designer baby, I'd just make sure it doesn't have any disabilities and that's it. I genuinely think editing genes so there are no longer and disabled people is a good thing. I'm autistic and I honestly wish I wasn't. There are far worse genetic diseases out there and getting rid of those doesn't seem like a bad thing. Making superficial stuff like your kid look like a super model seems stupid to me. October 8, 2018 Reply Parzivald Shiflty TBH this is really boring. OF COURSE THE ANSWER IS NO. THATS THE POINT OF THE MOVIE. The other, more interesting point, is if the ethics even matter. Furthermore, is there a way/mechanism to make the ethics matter enough to change the set course of capitalism and advancement in other countries? Probably not. So the ethics needs to make a compromise. That is what I would have liked to see you explore. This was basically just stating the outline of the movie. October 8, 2018 Reply Brian Goubeaux Ethically, I can see modification being used medicinally so that humanity wouldn't have to suffer. What Gattaca's society shows is technically a society of super-humans vs normies. That's where most people draw the line. October 8, 2018 Reply JonathanAvocado I'm all for it. Consider that the first concern would be preventing genetic diseases and harmful mutations. Sure, it will be more expensive at first, and there will be social backlash, but if the technology for genetic augmentation develops as a preventative medicine, then – with its success – we'll see it become more like standard medicine, i.e. covered by insurance and widely available. Only after years of gene editing being used for prevention will we see "designer" editing in any way resembling what the film is presenting. Think about it like surgery. First no one had surgery because the science wasn't there. Then it was used to help those who needed it. Eventually cosmetic surgery developed, and after that it became a widespread phenomenon. We don't live in a world where one has to have cosmetic surgery to get ahead and I doubt we'll ever see a world where unedited vs edited gene discrimination is a factor October 12, 2018 Reply Flapjaw A few generations of people being mad that only rich a-holes can use the best tech is obviously worth it for the time when that advancement will henceforth be totally affordable. Like, duh. October 15, 2018 Reply Darth Biomech And another video that glosses over a lot of things and just goes for "its bad because movie said it would be bad". What about genetic disorders? Mistakes? Cancer? Health issues? Environmental adjustments? IMO, genetic modding should be heavily and very strictly regulated and applied at "per need" cases, not "per want" cases. you want your child to have green eyes and high IQ? Go to hell. You want your child to not have autism, or harlequin-type ichthyosis, or missing eyes? Submit from 22-b for genetic modification, please. October 25, 2018 Reply Carpe Mkarzi Ohnononononononono….even with the best intentions to start with, it is a slippery slope as to what is a positive or negative trait- see WW2 and one Josef Mengele. Just sayin’ November 1, 2018 Reply melvin shermen Now i want every sjw and left wing person November 21, 2018 Reply David O'Brien You helped me with my Biology assessment thankyou! I had to find examples of how genetic modification makes ethical concerns. Thanks cinema wins for bringing me here December 18, 2018 Reply Devon Robinson I think that Genetic Modification should only be used on people’s children that could have life threatening problems like heart disease or disability’s and things like poor eyesight and Asthma February 1, 2019 Reply Oat lord Would it be ethical to NOT modify children? February 25, 2019 Reply MGTOW ADVENTURER Yes i would im dyslexic i was born that way i wish i was never born their are things ill never understand or know i can read write and do basic math but the intricate sayings and interpersonal conversations are still hard for me to understand body language too people try to be nice but it comes off as being nasty August 1, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.