Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This is one of the books that I’ve before, a few years ago. However, knowing that it is an amazing piece of literature, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to reread it. I’m glad that I did, because I realized that I didn’t remember some of the details.
My boss was telling me that Shelley’s novel is seen as portraying today’s society, and pretty accurately. Today, so many people talk about others who are monsters, when in reality, they lack more morality than those they are talking about. Another parallel is that so many people are going too far in their quest for discoveries that they fail to stop and think about what it is they are actually doing or trying to accomplish.
Should we really discover how to clone a full human perfectly?
Should we create fully operational artificial intelligence?
Should we really find a way for us to successfully upload our conscience into a machine?
Should we strive to find a way to live forever or beyond death?
These are questions that are being asked, but I think many times, not by the people who have the most influence – the people doing the research.
Shelley definitely accomplished horror with her novel. It’s not the horror of films these day, but it definitely strikes a chord. I give Frankenstein a 5/5.
As always, comments are welcome 🙂