Humans of The Future: Too Perfect?
The growth of scientific innovations makes genome and human race modifications increasingly conceivable, disrupting ethical, political and scientific debates. On the one hand, what if we created humans capable of resisting certain diseases for military purposes? Genetic modification of humans could become a new "space race", pushing states to compete for the control of technologies. On the other hand, the fascination with technological transhumanism (hybridization of the human with computers) and eugenics (myth of perfection and health) is reawakened: but isn't a human being by definition imperfect? How can we understand this desire to escape from the human condition?
Les bébés sur mesure (Dream Babies), by Thierry Robert, analyses the evolution of reproductive techniques. From IVF, to HIV resistance, everything now seems possible, but at what cost?
Le débat se déroule en français.
Wednesday 13 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with the Maison d’Ailleurs
Bertrand Kiefer Doctor, Editor-in-Chief of the Swiss Medical Journal
Marc Atallah Director of Maison d'Ailleurs, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lausanne
Isabelle Moncada Journalist, RTS
by Robert Thierry
- Section: Thematic film
- Original language: French , English , Spanish , Hindi & Gujarati
- Subtitles: French