In "the not-too-distant future", eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as "in-valids". Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs.
Well, maybe not considering the thread title, but in the original post it is mentioned that the original list came from the funny doom and gloom movie thread.
Are we looking for funny here?
Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Some on the list (including my two suggestions) aren't funny. Are we looking for funny here?
Roberto pokachinni wrote:
R Ranson. Are we supposed to just vote for just the one that we like the best? Or should I spread my 108 apples out on the ones that I liked the best out of the ones that I have watched?
Elanor Pog wrote:I don't know what apples are (probably means i am not on permies.com enough but i try to vote, click click click, but nothing happens. Should something happen? Where can i find some apples?
Judith Browning wrote:How about a button for "I like most anything but 'doom and gloom' " ?
Elanor Pog wrote:I don't know what apples are (probably means i am not on permies.com enough ;) but i try to vote, click click click, but nothing happens. Should something happen? Where can i find some apples?
Mick Fisch wrote:
Could we broaden the base to include fiction books? I am a fan of an old sci fi classic book "The Earth Abides". (it would make a great movie, maybe someone in hollyweird will discover it). A disease wipes out about 99.99% of the people within a couple of weeks. Most of the rest don't survive the aftermath. None of the few survivors is sure about anything about it's origin or anything. The main character tries to pass on the knowledge he has, but most of it simply doesn't seem to apply to the new world his groups children find themselves in, so it dies through neglect and they end up hunter/gatherers.
Lydia Feltman wrote:
I hope the next Apple Pole is for TEOTWAWKI books. i've read several recently concerning CME or EMP devastation of the elec. grid, now a more likely scenario, which Permies and Prepers can learn something from, while being entertained (and scared).