With reference to 1 or 2 texts write a short essay on how the study of philosophy has enriched your understanding of yourself during the past year especially vis-Ã -vis your way of thinking and outlook of life.
I have decided to discuss a film I have seen recently called "The Island". 'The Island tells the story of a future world where wealthy citizens have the option to have themselves cloned in order to insure they have a guaranteed matching source for organs, blood, or any other replacement body parts that may be needed. While this sounds like a great medical advancement in theory, the reality is the "insurance policies" of these affluent people are actual living, breathing, and feeling human beings who have to be murdered in order for the original person to have their replacement body part.' While this may sound futuristic it is becoming more and more clear how possible these things are.
Nowadays, animals are being cloned all the time and although there have been no human clones (as far as we know) the possibility is still there and I have no doubt that in the coming years there will be such experiments.
But when one talks of such things questions arise 'Is it moral?', 'Should we dabble in these things?' and many more questions. Life is gradually becoming more and more like a game where we can design humans the way we want them to be. This film gives us a clear vision of the consequences of what could happen.
Should we be able to manipulate life so easily? The possibilities are countless. We could build whole armies of 'super-humans' to fight our wars or make slaves to do all the work. Clones could be made of deceased loved ones etc.