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‘Gattaca’ and the digital afterlife

When the body is reduced to information, it becomes numbers, percentages, probabilities, and outcomes. It exists only in a digital archive. In many science fiction tales, humans leave behind their physical shells for a computerized afterlife, as in Transcendence or Cowboy Bebop. But in Gattaca, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, this afterlife doesn’t begin …

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