Movies are far too fond of blaming the technology for being evil instead of the asshole using it. If someone invents a robot that can morph its body, precisely monitor the human form, and use those abilities tirelessly? Then it's the inventor's fault if they built a killbot to terminate us instead of a sexbot to bring about World Peace. During the World Nap. After the twice-hourly World Orgasm.
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Technology is a tool. Any tool can be misused. For example, the Internet was built to share important information, but it can also show us the stupidest censorship of video games ever. And baseball bats can be misused by drug-users to take money from people who earned it honestly. (They can also be used by muggers in the street.)
Those low-balling fools.
We've already seen some evil technologies that could be much better employed. Here are four more amazing tools that we could use for good, instead of exploding them and assuming that will somehow make everything work out.
In Time is set in a world where the rich steal the lives of the poor even more obviously than they do in reality. And since reality has cubicle farms, that's horrifying.
"If I was a real lab rat, at least I'd know I was helping humanity."
Immortal ultra-capitalists are the ultimate conspiracy terror. "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" is credited as the most tragic six-word tale possible, but I can kick the shit out of all horror with only two words: "Trump eternal."
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A screaming windbag bulldozing the world into shitty golf casinos, forever.
Endless Koch brothers would kick the shit out of every Illumitemplar symbol on every dollar bill in the world, because those dollars are theirs. The only real limitation we have on rich people is that DNA stops working after a while. We claim to have government regulation too, but in the rock-paper-scissors between money and legality, the winning hand is always "rock full of money for their re-election campaign."
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And "paper" is usually "is this the bill you wanted lobbied to death?"
How It Could Save the World
If rich people become immortal, they'll give a shit about the planet. They'll be stuck here! The instant a billionaire understands that they're going to be around long enough for their factories to fuck things up for them personally is the instant that stops being a problem.
"Stop that! From now on our factories will emit only oxygen and gold-plated puppies."
*urgent whispering* "Regular puppies."
All those people paid to argue against the blatant existence of climate change, water poisoning, and the host of other horrible things we're doing to our life-support systems? Every single one will be given heavy gloves and told to start cleaning shit up instead of spewing it.
Space funding! The same egocentricity that puts someone in charge of a measurable fraction of this world won't be able to resist finding another one. Tell an immortal billionaire that they'll be able to have their own world utterly free of regulation, and they won't care how long it takes. A few billion a year will be nothing for their expanding empires. Trump can have his own entire low-g planet of golf courses, Orbital Par 4, and the rest of us can use it as a planetary landfill.
Preventing people from having children is how movies announce a government as utterly evil when they don't trust their costume designer to pull off something cool enough with black, white, and red.
"We just don't think the eugenikilt is menacing enough. Though we admit the bagpipes of breeding are terrifying."
It's the ultimate oppression, a removal of all hope for the future. It's how you tell the people that they're a resource to be managed and that they can't even go fuck themselves.
How It Could Save the World
Make it free and easily available. Everyone starts switched off, but you can get a pill that pumps you back up to breedability in a month. Both genders have to take their pills, so there's no problem with accidentally helping make a baby, and because putting the responsibility for contraception on only one gender is, oh holy shit, have you seen some of the bullshit going on in our world? And while we're down there, the pills color-code your pee. So that nobody can be anti-poisoned to create more life instead of dying.
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The only change we need is to make the treatment free. There must be absolutely no test for getting this pill. None! They should be in vending machines at every crosswalk. There should be flavors like Coke Freedom and Fanta Babymaker. The instant you start screening people for any reason you're on a slip-n-slide straight to your least favorite fascist future. I used to think that there were a few simple and obvious things we should check for, because I was a first-year university moron just like millions of other people, but the instant there's any testing framework we've started Government Eugenics 101. They'll be gene-mandering within a generation.
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How is babby formed? With a Voting Tendency Confirmation form (in triplicate).
Bollocks (and ovaries) to the idea of "suitable parents." If we enforced that, the human race would be about 20 people. But eliminate accidental pregnancies and every parent will be a happier parent, and we'll neatly sidestep the psychopaths who think women have a holy duty to host unwanted parasites.