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On H+ in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

An interview on GameShark speaks with Jean-Francois Dugas of Eidos Montreal about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, ambitiously discussing the elements of transhumanism in the upcoming action/RPG prequel. Here's a bit on that topic:

Once again, transhumanism brings a lot of hope in terms of improving who we are but it also brings a lot of questions because we can look at who we are from a natural position where we are what we are and we should stay like that. So now weíre entering in to ethical problems and moral issues and depending on the background of different people they have different opinions on the subject.

I think with the game weíre trying to reflect those different opinions through the story and through the characters youíre going to meet in some of the missions and let the player explore it in some of the decisions theyíre going to have to make. Itís about getting the player into that fantasy and getting them to answer the questions and figure out what they think about it. Itís in the background but it also comes to the forefront during the missions where youíre asked to do things and have to make a decision. Iím trying to stay very vague because I donít want spoilers; these issues are some of the most impactful in the game.

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28. Re: On H+ in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 15, 2011, 11:00 ^Drag0n^
Overon wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 23:47:
I agree with everything you say except when you said "elitism infected science circles." I wish that this negative attitude about elitism would go away. When you go to war you want to have the most elite soldiers, the most elite equipment, the most elite leaders. When you are sick you want the most elite doctors. When you watch sports, you want to see the most elite athletes. When you are being flown you want the most elite pilots. Expertise is desirable and that's what the elite have, expertise and this is what you want as well.

Wow, that closed in a very different way than I expected from the opening

I think what eRe4s3r was referring to is more "elitists" that have a self-centered attitude of entitlement, not the "creme de la creme" of the various groups in society.

The elitist response would have been "when are all you little people going to realize that we know what is best for you?"


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