Is the movie Gattica a hopeful movie and if so, who in this real world would it be offering hope to?Interesting question, I show this movie to my high school students. It exemplifies how far we can go (possibly) with genomics. It also shows how new classes can be born, not necessarily for the better. Humans have employed artificial selection in our domestic animals since Mesopotamia.
Something most people don't realize about evolution is that "smarter, stronger, prettier" doesn't always equal being more ecologically fit. Sometimes the sneekier cricket gets to mate.
I appreciate Kurt Vonneguts take in the book Galapagos. Humans actually evolved by becoming less influential environmentally compared to how we are now. Nature always has, and always will, find a way. That may or may not include us being around.
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It can be interpreted directly i.e. genomics or it can be interpreted as a veiled reference to recent history i.e. USA treatment of blacks, Canadian treatment of native americans, India's treatment of dalits.