In 2074, You Design Your Baby and Jack Your Brain
Hello, citizen. Welcome back to Life in 2074, our weekly blog exploring the day-to-day of the future world of Incorporated. Here we take a closer look at the details of life in a corporate-controlled society as depicted in the latest episode of Incorporated.
Incorporated Season 1, Episode 4: "Cost Containment" showed us that getting preggers is a very complicated process (and involves signing waivers), earning a college scholarship almost involves selling your soul and senior management has its shady perks. See below.
The Arcadia Executive Club is an exclusive benefit for the senior-most management of SPIGA, as well as high-level clients and guests. The most beautiful people from all over the world are brought to Arcadia to meet, mingle and entertain SPIGA's best and brightest. The employees of the Executive Club are well-paid, given excellent care and love their jobs.
Rumors to the contrary have been proven false.
Genetic Engineering and Pregnancy
The use of surrogate mothers is not only an accepted but expected practice for all working women as it allows for maximum productivity. Surrogates from the Red Zone are thoroughly screened for both security and health. During pregnancy, surrogates live at the home of the biological parents. There, the surrogate's health and diet are carefully - and, perhaps some would say, obsessively - monitored. For a Red Zoner, this is highly desirable as it's a rare opportunity for them to live in the comfort and safety of the Green Zone.
Whether it be through surrogacy or the birth mother carrying her own child, being able to customize your baby physically (hair color, eye color, skin tone, etc.) and genetically (removing defective birth markers from their DNA coding) has become not only a popular trend but a procedure that must be offered to anyone who is authorized to produce. If one chooses not to genetically alter their child before birth, they must sign a waiver to free the company and hospital of any responsibilities in regards to how one's child may come out.
Thanks to the expansive network of Juku Schools, corporations now have access to the sort of diverse, exciting minds that help to build a new future for all of us. Only the cream of the crop will be chosen and all decisions are final. Breach of terms of the scholarship will result in revocation.
In order to compete with younger and perhaps smarter executives born with better genes - and therefore, better opportunities - many older executives invest in implants to enhance their cognitive abilities. Failure rates are extremely rare, and only one in every 100,000 implants have unintended side effects*.
*Study still in progress.