Despite the discrimination Vincent remained inspired, destined to one day travel to space. Vincent grew up with a genetically engineered brother who enjoyed all the luxuries of perfect genes and the label of a “Valid” member of society, but one day Vincent beat his brother in a swimming competition and saved him from drowning. That day he knew the “Valids” could be beaten and he could succeed in this society despite the discrimination.
Vincent enlisted the help of a man who essentially sold the identities and DNA of others who were “Valid” and genetically superior. The identity of the man who Vincent would soon become belonged to Jerome Murrow. Jerome was a champion swimmer who has broken his back, leaving h...
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... because the insurance of the school wouldn’t be able to cover such a risk. As Vincent grew up, he could not gain employment into any high-class job because his genome suggested he was “inferior” or this potential health conditions were too much of a liability for a company to handle. These situations are very possible in today’s society as well. If a health insurance company obtained an applicants genetic code, they may charge that person ten times more than another because their genome suggests a higher probability of developing a heart condition. If an employer discovered an applicant’s genome suggested mental instability, they may choose to hire another individual who may seem more promising based on their genetic code. While today’s society has not reached the level of blatant discrimination showcased in Gattaca, the potential for “genoism” is very real.
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