Orwellian Dystopia: When Genes Predetermine Our Future

As a boy, I used to think it would be fun and exciting to know the future. Then I saw the science fiction film "Krull," a mild sort of action-fantasy piece derivative of "Lord of the Rings." It stuck in my mind precisely because it introduced me to the concept that knowing the future could be a bad thing. One of the fantastic races of creatures featured in the movie is a Cyclops, whose race purportedly gave up one eye each to the film's evil Sauron-like antagonist in exchange for the magical ability to see the future. The Cyclops race ultimately becomes sullen and withdrawn – for the only future these now solitary, morose creatures can see is the time of their own deaths. Read More