fiction of sorts
Perhaps HG Wells had it right when he suggested that the choice we face in life is whether we devolve into the Eloi or the Morlock…but if so I believe his portrayal was flawed in one important detail.
In the literal sense I agree with Wells that humanity is in a sense evolving ore perhaps even devolving. I too humanity splitting in two to mirror the twin souls extant through the ages: The innocent, natural, and free spirited soul of the child; and, the dark and twisted soul of the cyborg we seem destined to become.
Where I differ with Wells is the physical representation of these two beings. M own vision of the future is more akin to the dystopian writers of science fiction today in that the Morlocks would undoubtedly been the more beautiful to behold, they would have lived within a technological garden of Eden, Elysium if you will. Whilst the Eloi would have been caked in dirt, dressed in rags and displaying all the suffering of plague and blight. They would have been forced away from nature, below ground into the most putrid places imaginable, a veritable hell on earth.
Yes, it would have taken a far more sensitive and caring eye to discern the nature of the two, to hold anything but pity for the Eloi. Indeed most would behold them with disgust and look forward to the future with hope — never for a moment thinking that such a future could be their fate.