Catastrophie

All Will Perish

THE SAVAGE NODDED, FROWNING. "YOU GOT RID OF THEM. YES, THAT'S JUST LIKE YOU. GETTING RID OF EVERYTHING UNPLEASANT INSTEAD OF LEARNING TO PUT UP WITH IT. WHETHER 'TIS BETTER IN THE MIND TO SUFFER THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, OR TO TAKE ARMS AGAINST A SEA OF TROUBLES AND BY OPPOSING END THEM...BUT YOU DON'T DO EITHER. NEITHER SUFFER NOR OPPOSE. YOU JUST ABOLISH THE SLINGS AND ARROWS. IT'S TOO EASY." (HUXLEY 238)

Savage, or John is saying this quote to the controller. John realizes that he is living in a world completely different than when he grew up in. The mention that because the shunned people were so different they got banished to reservations. This is a very dystopian situation because what happened didn't go the rulers way, they were banished. Similarly, today if someone strays off too far for societies norms, they will get pushed away.

Privacy Free Lifestyle

In our world today, we live life a lot more freely and openly than many of our ancestors. Society and government are a lot more accepting of all types of people. However, people of the past enjoyed ,what is now a luxury, something called privacy. With the invention of different type of technology to help us communicate, there will always be the possibility of another eye watching us looking after every move we make.

Post 9/11, the United States enacted various laws that watched over us to protect us from terrorists. The NSA can look through our emails, hack into our webcams, and read our text messages. With the addition of GPS on our phones they know where we are as well. This may seem illegal and excessive, however The US Patriot Act, Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, made it legal in 2001. If they suspect you to be a terrorist, or to have terrorist ties, they can violate your privacy and rights.

The government isn't the only one who has access to your information, corporations also have much of your information. Google is the company who collects the most data on you. They get your search history, location history, emails and etc. to give out to other advertising agencies using cookies. Now companies can come and target you to have ads that apply directly to you.

In a world where so much has improved, we have compromised one of the most sacred things that we have, our privacy.

Theme Song

David Bowie- Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family (10/11)

GMO?

Gmo, or Genetically modified organisms were introduced to eliminate the issues of life. Mutations, slow growth, and defects are all issues involving natural life. However science has made it possible to eliminate these issues. Gmos in plants helped a lot with food shortages in third world countries feeding million of starving individuals by increasing crop yield. In most situations this is a good idea, however when it comes to humans and other animals, issues can arise.

There is no doubt that Gmos saved countless lives, about a billion to be exact, but there is a problem with having clones of the same crop. Biodiversity. Most of what we eat in grocery stores are genetically modified. While it isn't proven to be dangerous we shouldn't rely on just one variation of a crop to feed us. If something happens to that crop, we are doomed. However since that scenario isn't likely, I believe we should continue to use gmo crops, but limit it.

Genetically modified animals however is a different story. Since we are new to cloning, I do not believe it is safe to continue the act of cloning animals. We shouldn't eat meat that didn't naturally come from that animal until we are sure that it is safe. Human Gmo, or test tubed babies do give people the opportunity to have kids and to have a kid that that matches there description. This isn't such a great idea since we will be losing alot of diversity in our species. Sooner or later, we will be so similar that we will be chosen from a catalog. Diversity is what makes this world beautiful, and it should stay diverse.

While I do support Gmos in food, I don't think we have enough research done to know if there will be any harmful affects of GMOS on Animals. We should use our technology with caution and keep the future in mind.

Works Cited

Hanlon, Michael. "World's First GM Babies Born." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.

Hanlon, Michael. "World's First GM Babies Born." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2014.