|"Visualizing the future is not for the faint of heart."|
|Doug Michels, Visionary Architect|
Hitchcock's The Birds was more than a scary movie — it was prescient.
We knew that Hitchcock was a cinematic genius. But a futurist?
Once some of the brain's secrets of genetic-based behavior were uncovered, gene reengineering geared towards behavioral modification was first attempted with simpler life forms exhibiting instinctive behavior — such as insects, birds and small mammals.
At first the genetic manipulation was pursued with good intentions, for example:
As time passed
And it wasn't long before the capability was used to disrupt society and civilization.
Imagine being able to direct the instinctive behavior of birds, rats, insects or other species of number to gather and strategically attack designated targets with pinpoint accuracy — from a single individual to an entire city.
The mind boggles...
Fortunately, Phrenicea was "implemented" just in time — and was given the ability to simultaneously monitor every person's thinking and behavior constantly. Those generally recognized as "law-abiding," whose moral or intellectual beliefs precluded what is considered anti-social or criminal, had little to be concerned about.
On the other hand, individuals not irenically inclined — with mostly violent or destructive thoughts — were subjected to constant behavioral manipulation for the sake of everyone's safety.