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60 Free Essays on The Dangers Of Uncontrolled Technology In Gattaca

  1. Fahrenheit 451 & Gattaca Comparative Study - Historical Context

    lose. Technology has stripped society of its personality and identity. Niccol too explores the role of nature and technology in the futuristic dystopia he has created in Gattaca. He forces the responder to question the dangers of uncontrolled technology. In the ‘not-to-distant future’, the world of...

  2. Gattaca Shows Us the Dangers of Uncontrolled Technology.

    eugenics that aim to eradicate all ‘undesirable’ traits and imperfections. In this ‘manicured’ world, human passions still seek liberation; people quietly sabotage the rules, loyalty and love continue and individuality survives. The human sprit it suggest remains strong, and can act as a counterbalance to the negative tendencies of an oppressive, controlling society where uncontrolled technology is dangerous, but also overcome....

  3. Gattaca and 1984 Comparitive Study

    and who he has become. Through the many film techniques conveying ideas such as the extent of science and technology and the burden of perfection, Niccols is able to provide insight into the ideas of control and freedom inGattaca”. In societies dictated by conformity and genetic perfection...

  4. Future Directions- Youth Forum

    work, Huxley’s clear vision of the role of science and technology in our future is eye-opening and a somewhat chilling “warning”. The second film which will be deconstructed is Andrew Niccol’s 1997 film GATTACA. It can be argued that the film GATTACA is possibly foretelling reality, and issuing a...

  5. Designing the User - the Next Step?

    try to physically improve the human condition, genetics would probably be the place to start. (Holland, B. Kyriacou, C., 1993.) Although Gattaca is a work of fiction, it does have a strong emphasis on the ‘Sci’ of ‘Sci-fi’, as many of the issues brought up in the film have their roots in modern...

  6. Violence Gene and Its Genetic Roots

    agressive people would consequently decrease the amount of inmates and, with it, their cost to society. Learning how to deal with anger issues, violent individuals would certainly have a better life, free of the constant fear and danger to hurt themselves and people around them. As a matter of fact...

  7. Gattaca

    identity raises the question: Is all of a man’s identity in Gattaca simply the sum of his genes? That is why the technology used in Gattaca for surveillance is so disturbingly close to being reality. Another disturbing aspect of Gattaca is the social discrimination that comes about through...

  8. Gattaca Notes

    evident in Gattaca- conventional dress of hard-boiled Detective * Trench coat & trilby and uses the language of his trade * Genre also echoed when police pursue Vincent & Irene through back alleys-near night club * References to police as ‘Feds’, ‘Hoovers’, ‘J Edgars’-harks back...

  9. Analtical Essay of the Film

    The science fiction film “Gattaca”, which is directed by Andrew Niccol, shows us a fictional future world that everything is related to the genetic technology. People are given birth in the glass uteruses---text tubes, with genetically enhanced genes, are given as the identity of “Valids”. The...

  10. Gattaca

    Evan Bentley Core-110-JJ 09/24/07 Myers Gattaca What is life? Should human life be created during intimate intercourse between a couple, or should human life be created in a test tube? This is the main argument brought up in the movie Gattaca. There are some films that you watch because...

  11. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade runner

    mankind but also the key victim of uncontrolled advancement of technology and industrial revolution. The importance of nature is shown as having healing capabilities as Victor goes to the Alpine Valley to seek relief from his “intolerable senses”, and feels recovered through the use of descriptions...

  12. Gattaca Essay

    The film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccols presents the society of Gattaca in a negative light. Genetic engineering has taken over the “not to distance future”. Vincent was born with genetic imperfections and because of this he was seen as an outsider. Because of the way technology has developed...

  13. How Technology Can Become Dangerous and Uncontrollable

    _‘Gattaca shows us how technology can become dangerous and uncontrollable.’ Discuss._ Genetic discrimination, labeling people forever, is depicted by Niccol as misguided, unfair and gives a separating environment within a society. Genes become fate. Genoist society rejects the desires and dreams...

  14. Gattaca and Fahrenheit 451 - Technology and Dystopia

    have expressed concerns of the use of technology in the future. Ray Bradbury displays his contextual concerns about the destructive capabilities of technology in his book Fahrenheit 451, and Andrew Niccol in his film (based on his book) Gattaca. Both texts emphasise the potential destructive elements...

  15. Gattaca

    a constant high standard. Therefore, it can be seen that the theme Conformity is conveyed in the film through conventional tests that expected an identical high standard from all employees. VALUES: The societal values of Gattaca believe that Science and technology only have the means and...

  16. Gattaca

    and technology. It shows gene manipulation, forms of cloning and technology that can only be seen in some distant future. Not to mention it is almost the ultimate form social control. In Gattaca there is one main form of social control and that is their government. Genetics is what the society...

  17. Genetic Engineering in Humans

    technology is available to eliminate disease and achieve a “better” quality of life, should it not be available to all individuals in so to create an egalitarian society which is indiscriminate? Furthermore, how does the implications of such a technology impact upon the individuals sense of privacy...

  18. Globalization and the Effect on the Economic Crisis

    unregulated market of credit default swaps - complex financial instruments whose proliferation some say poses a great danger to financial stability. Investment in healthcare and infrastructure is another way to pump money into the economy and help solve the unemployment issue worldwide. Increase the...

  19. Technology Addiction - 1

    The technological phenomenon has become concretely prominent these last five years in such a way it has developed a new behavioral attitude that supported the enhancement of psychological syndromes that humans had once succeeded in controlling. Technology has become an integral part of lives. From...

  20. The Speculative Voice - Huxley vs Niccol (Bnw & Gattaca)

    Niccol's “Gattaca” where the word Gattaca represents DNA or gene coding. Gattaca was made in a time when IVF was just becoming available to people in developed countries. This raised a lot of media attention as it went against religious beliefs. Many people argued that IVF could get out of hand to a...

  21. Genethics

    Genethics Genethics, an Analysis of Gattaca DeVry University Jessie Freeman Genethics In the film Gattaca, by Andrew Niccol, the direct conflict and plot revolves around a future world in which genetic engineering has become a normally accepted way of conceiving and creating children...

  22. Gattaca Flim Technique

    insignificant compared to technology (Gattaca represents perfection the greatest in technology) People mean very little now, it’s what technology can do that matters. | Water the force of nature as an equaliser for humans-uncontrollable | Water is used mainly in the competition between Vincent...

  23. Brave New World Essay

    Gattaca are for the most part, different. Gattaca does not have orgies in every scene, it does not pull individualism out of the equation, family is still there, but what it does share is the idea of creating a perfect human race. In both, the technology or science being used to create the perfect...

  24. English - Speculative Voice

    . Orwell has successfully combined his personal views with the events of this time to create a powerful, speculative novel analysing the possible dangers in political authority and control. In both worlds, the speculative voice outlines how the development in technology is portrayed as an improvement...

  25. Comparative Study

    to the technology controlling their every move. In Niccol’s Gattaca during scenes (mid to end of film) between the protagonist character Vincent and his love interest Irene. The characters are displayed under a golden light to represent the intimacy between the two characters. Their romance...

  26. Philosophical Paper: Gattaca

    not be any happier. After view this film and presented with the inherent dangers of genetically engineering a “perfect” human being, I believe it is morally wrong to pursue this uncharted territory of medical science and technology. The final scene in which Vincent, the imperfect child, blasts off...

  27. STM Branch Upload

    Outsourcing c) Telecommunication d) The Impact Technology Will Have on Effectiveness of Education e) Mass Media Advantages and Disadvantages 3. a) Ict Essay b) Egomorality Essay Anthem and Gattaca c) Essay Suppliment of Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home d) Weekly Essay Number Seven e) To Kill a...

  28. Comparison of 3 Dystopic Peices

    concerns of their time. In 1984, Orwell sounds a warning to readers of the oppression and danger of totalitarian governments. He was also concerned by the role of technology as a means of allowing oppressive governments to monitor and control their citizens. “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” symbolizes the...

  29. The Theory of reciprocity

    and otherwise? Role of history Role of expert / non-expert To what extent does the natural / artificial boundary function as a moral order? What tensions arise when STCs become political controversies? What role does economics play in SCTs? Who has jurisdiction over questions of technology and...

  30. Genetic Screening, a big debate.

    sexual tendencies) and replacing them with better ones, in a sense making a perfect child. Genetic screening is currently illegal in most countries with the exception of preventing medical conditions. The film Gattaca portrays this in a science fiction near future, where genetic screening is a part...