Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*
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August 14 2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*
It's been the better part of a decade since I read God Emperor. Let me see if I can recall the essentials....
Paul was produced by the BG breeding program as the one who could see all possible futures. Leto has been taking that program further, trying to create someone whose future could
be seen. Simultaneously he has been ruling as an absolute tyrant. Once he achieves his breeding goal, he allows himself to be killed, and the sudden freedom from tyranny causes humanity to explode out into the universe ("The Scattering"), breaking the previous stagnation and spreading humanity beyond the ability of any one event to destroy. Simultaneously at least some of humanity inherits the genes making them invisible to future-sight. All of this is Leto's plan, what he calls The Golden Path.
Is that about right?
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