Posts Tagged ‘elysium’

Paradise, Home of the Gods

June 17, 2013


A friend recently watched a theatrical trailer for the upcoming film “Elysium” and complained that the wealthy would not have to worry about the poor slaves on Earth if they would simply make more robots to do their bidding down here while living in luxury.

By allowing the slave population to exist, they are opening themselves to eventual overthrow just as the film seems to imply.

He said the rich in the future would be smart enough to know that. They would simply wipe out the people on Earth and have the robots continue as the slave force.

Ah, yes, but then where would the wealthy get the odd kidney or lung when theirs failed?

I mean, if the cloned ones happen to be the wrong type…