Gattaca is a fantastic movie. It had been on my 'to watch' list for years, until I finally watched it last night.

It has Uma Thurman in it. I was waiting for her to flip out and go on a crazed killing spree. Apparently the future will be just like the present, only cars will have green headlights.

Smoking pays a fairly big part in the proceedings, which I guess symbolises that these guys aren't perfect - one of them is Sky Captain in a wheelchair (action figure available from Mattel). Apparently, Titan is just like tobacco smoke in a red wine glass. Sounds awesome.

The film, released in 1997 and set in the 'not too distant future', mentions laws that ban discrimination on the basis of genome. In April this year, such laws were actually passed. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act makes genoism illegal in the US. Holy crap! I guess that means that, in twenty years time, all hallways will be as funky as this one:

My father was right. It didn't matter how much I lied on my resume. My real resume was in my cells. Why should anybody invest all that money to train me when there were a thousand other applicants with a far cleaner profile? Of course, it's illegal to discriminate, 'genoism' it's called. But no one takes the law seriously. If you refuse to disclose, they can always take a sample from a door handle or a handshake, even the saliva on your application form. If in doubt, a legal drug test can just as easily become an illegal peek at your future in the company.