This summer a new movie from Dreamworks is coming to theaters. It is called, “The Island“.
Hollywood does an excellent job of raising ‘human future’ questions and concerns through films. Think of the many, The Boys from Brazil, GATTACA (my personal favorite), I-Robot and the Sixth Day. I will be interested to see how the Island raises the very same questions about the human future that I see facing us in this 21st century. From the trailer, you are asked to imagine what it would be like if you could live forever. Is this the perfect life, or the perfect lie?
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.