Has the entertainment industry exhausted itsÂ ideas on limits of human potential? The last two movies I watched portrayed the limitless human potential as the power to kill, control, dominate. In â€œLimitlessâ€ the main characterâ€™s highest aspiration after attainingÂ improved abilitiesÂ was to run for a position of power to gain more power. In Luc Bessonâ€™s â€œLucyâ€ the main character played by Scarlet Johansson killed numerous people (including innocent victims) in order to survive and gain 100% of her abilities. With her powers to control others, she could have just as easily make her enemies feel human again and surrender their evil ways instead of causing a massacre. This would not have made a good movie, though.
We are so used to thinking that improved abilities mean more control and dominance, more physical and mental power over others. How about the power of love? Is it not theÂ best kind of power transcending time and space?
What abilities would you like to have if you were limitless?