Equilibrium is a 2002 science fiction movie, directed by Kurt Wimmer.[1] Cast members include Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs and Emily Watson.[2]


In a future where war has been eliminated, so to have human emotions. Art, books and music have all been banned, and feeling emotions has become punishable by death.

Transhumanist Elements

The key transhumanist plot point in the movie is the use of psychoactive drugs as a controlling device. Nootropic drugs have become both a negative and positive plot device in many sci-fi movies. In this case, they are firmly used in he negative, with mind bending substances forced upon the people in order to control them. Quite the opposite of what David Pearce may envision with his Hedonistic Imperative.

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