Originally Posted by kelgy
Even if something like compassion could be isolated and injected into or bred into humans to make them more sympathetic, ignoring all the likelihood of mutation or unexpected side effects--at the same time one group of scientists might be motivated to increase compassion for others (also ignoring that the type of research and experimentation required to pursue that goal would no doubt challenge traditional concepts of compassionate conduct at some point along the way), another group would be motivated for the opposite goal (eliminating empathy), either for military or their own wacky notions.
Currently being a sociopath isnt even considered a treatable condition from what I have read.
On the other hand, if you are deemed too sensitive -you are considered ill and there are lots of drugs available for it.
It sounds like the segregated alien scenario in South Africa (with no outside interference) from District 9 to me--to buy into it you have to ignore a lot of things about human nature and history we observe. The story doesnt sound very well thought--thus its easy to see it as a class struggle storyline because so far there isnt much character complexity being mentioned other than what ties into the class issue.
To be fair, it's very hard to talk about Character Complexity without divulging spoilers... which have already occurred somewhat in that interview.