William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 01:27:43 UTC 2020
I don't think human genetic engineering will have an impact on our future.
AI singularity will happen long before that, some uploading will happen
after that, and genetic engineering of biological humans will be a niche
activity, if any.
Unless everyone is uploaded and no babies are born, then genetic
engineering will perforce stop. Otherwise we will have babies and try to
improve their genetics. Why not?
I wonder how it would work out if babies were uploaded shortly after being
born? Then you have a great deal of control over their environments. No
diseases, no toilet training, no accidental or intentional deaths, and so
on. Has anyone seen this idea before?
Genetic engineering has already started. Screening for sickle cell anemia
for example. I predict that there will be a lot of it and very soon.
People will not be able to keep their hands off of Crispr.
On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 8:17 PM Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 4:24 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I'd like to read a scifi book that has all this stuff in it. There is
>> very often no progress in those books, no visions for the future.
> ### Consider reading Robin Hanson's "The Age of Em". This is not s-f but
> rather hard-headed economic analysis of a possible upload world. I disagree
> with some of his points but overall it's quite insightful, as you may
> I don't think human genetic engineering will have an impact on our future.
> AI singularity will happen long before that, some uploading will happen
> after that, and genetic engineering of biological humans will be a niche
> activity, if any.
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