Elois and morlocks reflect the class structures of late 19th century England, but what if Wells had written the story today?
I wonder about posthuman evolution now and again, and with the current human population as a reflecting surface, there are at least three different strands of humans that might begin to develop in unique and uniform ways. Unlike the industrial worker that became morlock, the poor of the world are twain: the poor of developing countries and the poor of developed countries are impoverished in distinctly different ways. I'm also curious about Post-Marxist ideas of enslavement of the masses via entertainment. I don't see elois and morlocks in the future.
I see the possessors of information, spaghetti-spined, perhaps integrated with machinery or bioengineered.
I see the sinewy manual labour, kept from information and treated like cattle. Wild, but not mentally regressed. Would revolt, if given the chance.
And then the slobs, who I don't doubt would incorporate any offspring of mine. Pacified, passivised, physically nearly unable to move or function without the aid of machines. Doers of the non-physical labour as human automatons. Looking kind of like Mojo, but not as psychotic.
What about you? Where are we going?
(Also, has lj_biz not reached critical mass yet?)