A new baby boy, named JJ-525 is born. After a few instructions to the Mother on childcare for his particular build, a probable intelligence quota and possible health conditions, his brain is mapped and the relevant information processed. The neurosurgeon on hand that night reads the data received on the pane of glass next to the Mother and her little one. He takes note of two things; the baby boy is extremely likely to be aggressive and very likely to be attracted to young children once he develops later on in life. The rest of the figures seem in accordance with a fully functioning and healthy brain.
Every five years thereafter JJ-525 is required to come in for a check-up, to see that brain development is going according to what it should. At the age of ten, there is a clear indication that the initial attributes of his first brain mapping are now 99.9% likely to occur. As a result of the findings, JJ-525 is logged into a rehabilitation centre where he is instructed on his condition, making him aware of it and treating the disorder with the relevant materials needed to ensure JJ-525 does not give in to his chemical make-up, something not under his control but now made fully aware to the host.
At the age of twenty, JJ-525 is a happy and healthy man, ensuring that his urges are under control and understood. Breathing techniques and anger management meetings helping him stay calm and collected, actively training his brain to combat his need for violence and controlling his mood swings. By avoiding places where children are present and understanding that his attraction to them is as a result of his brains function, JJ-525 is wholly responsible for his actions and fully aware of the consequences. Eager to be a moral and conscious Human being, he actively undertakes to better himself, all possibilities of potential harm caused to others never becoming a problem for him or his never-to-be victims.
Pre-emptive solutions made possible through the use of technology ensure that Humans live in peace and harmony. In times past, JJ-525 would’ve been locked up for assaulting other sentient beings, a similar fate awaiting him when convicted of molesting children or any one of the other possible heinous crimes against humanity. Prison sentences are merely a cage to hold a monkey unaware that his brain is malfunctioning, lacking understanding of the fact and only made aware of his wrongdoing and chemical make-up after the crime had been committed. With no rehabilitation underway, JJ-525 would be released back into the population, unaware of his need to keep himself in check, unable to control the urges he does not understand and very, very likely to reoffend as a result.
So we come to the crux of this example of what is possible: Science and the advancement it brings, is our only true answer to the problems we face. Without it, Humanity will continue to tear itself apart. With no true threat to our control over this planet, we are all that’s left to kill ourselves off. No help will come from elsewhere; we are left to our own devices and methods of doing things. It is up to us to come to conclusions about the way we do things and the effects and ramifications they bring. We are responsible, nothing or no one else. All I know is that as time goes by, I see a world fervently trying to patch up all that is broken. In my own life, I see it happen with all of my loved ones, their loved ones and everyone else I have the pleasure in meeting. To think, that all of our problems have solutions – we merely have to think of them and then start the laborious task of doing them. So far I have gained one sentence of hope that is starting to change the way I view problems and the manner in which I undertake to solve them. I hope it helps you too:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin
It is time to stop our ant-circle* path of self-destruction and ensure we are individually capable and willing to make a positive difference. More and more I feel that our world is locked into what a popular movie reflected as being “The Layer Cake”, where we eat shit our whole lives through up until we don’t know what it tastes like anymore. I think we are smarter than that, don’t you? Screw the cake; lets start thinking about, and tasting the icing.
*Ant-circle; where one or more ants start to walk in a circle, leaving a pheromone trail behind it, causing the whole entire colony to eventually walk in one big circle, up until they starve to death and the colony is no more. To view one in action please view the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA37cb10WMU