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"What will he find out there, doctor?"
"His destiny."
RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2021

Is this where we lose to the apes? https://www.npr.org...t-human-part-monkey
Weird news. [RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2021]

Chimp Memory Game https://www.youtube...watch?v=cPiDHXtM0VA
I don't think Chimps need human DNA. Just access to the means of production. [bigsleep, Apr 15 2021]

La Planète des singes https://en.wikipedi...of_the_Apes_(novel)
[Skewed, Apr 27 2021]

Idiocracy https://www.youtube...watch?v=sP2tUW0HDHA
[Skewed, Apr 27 2021]


       Nope. Read Pierre Boulle's original novel La Planète des singes (Planet of the Apes, 1963) to see how it happens.   

       But today's story might boost interest in Michael Crichton's "Next" (2007).
a1, Apr 15 2021

       Nah. Not terribly interested.
RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2021

       //Nope. Read Pierre Boulle's original novel La Planète des singes (Planet of the Apes, 1963)// <link>   

       "humans tamed apes and eventually used them as servants. As apes learned to talk, a cerebral laziness took hold of the humans"   

       So, ideocracy then, but with a sentient slave race / sentient pets ready & waiting in our homes to supplant us (sounds like simple domestication & largely indirect selective breeding was what the author had in mind for his apes), yep, I can see how that'd work.   

       The only problem with that is the apes kicking us out of our homes & competing with us directly would tend to counter all the supposed root causes of the Ideocracy (our comfortable technology supported lives), so halting & likely reversing the process.   

       So maybe the disease in the latest film in the franchise that knocks out the language centre in the human brain is more plausible.
Skewed, Apr 27 2021

       //Nah. Not terribly interested//   

       In Crichton's Next?   

       A reasonable low brow romp perhaps, but I'd have to agree its 'morale conundrums' are silly childish sensationalist misrepresentative drivel designed to pander to the lowest common denominators among all the usual suspects, a lot of its 'science' is pretty questionable too.
Skewed, Apr 27 2021

       I was never that much of a fan of the Planet of the Apes movies. I like my sci-fi's somewhat technological and more traditional in letting the good guys win. Maybe that's why I never really cared for Jurassic Park? (No, I think in that case it was the horridly repetitive music score).
RayfordSteele, Apr 27 2021

       I always liked the Jurassic Park films, but then the first one came out when I was still young enough that 'dinosaurs!' was all it took to get me hooked, we do tend to stick with the things we loved as a child, just look at the more recent iterations of Doctor Who these days, bloody awful yet I still give it the time of day out of some sort of misplaced nostalgia :)
Skewed, Apr 27 2021

       “Next” was pretty weak, I only mentioned it i connection with chimeras and genetic engineering. “Planet of the Apes” was more social commentary and satire than hard science fiction - though some of it was lost in translation.
a1, Apr 27 2021


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