Next Tuesday, October 13, we’ll be holding a movie night open to all interested in the Biotechnology Auditorium — 425 Henry Mall, Rm 1111.
Come watch and discuss this award-winning documentary about ethical problems in the future of medicine and biotechnology!
Honestly, it’s quite a doozy.
From the film’s website:
From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there.
What does “disabled” mean when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the world? What does “normal” mean when cosmetic surgery procedures have risen over 450% percent in the last fifteen years and increasing numbers of people turn to “smart drugs” every day to get ahead at school or work? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s abilities in any way imaginable, would you?
This film did an unusually good job capturing all the players in these rapidly developing fields — from the scientists leading the charge on the bleeding edge, to advocates for groups representing the differently-abled, and everything in between. It’s not merely science reporting; it’s living color. It’s science fiction in the here and now.
Sign up at the EventBrite page to let us know you’re coming! Hope to see you all there.