[ExI] Things I have (sort of) changed my mind on (3): Tabloid transhumanism
atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 22:23:47 UTC 2018
On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 3:07 PM William Flynn Wallace
<foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 4:14 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 1:38 PM William Flynn Wallace
>> <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I am full of ideas about advances in biology that could improve humanity incredibly. Few of us seem that interested in genetics and its role in creating the transhumans we desire. But that's the way it's going to happen.
>> How would you implement those changes?
> It is going to be very difficult to get people to approve of designer babies, especially when splicing in genes from other people (or whatever genes can be created in labs from scratch) can be done.
One possibility: get general acceptance of cloning humans, so that you
can manufacture babies (e.g., for would-be parents biologically unable
to conceive). There will be less resistance to editing their genes -
and then editing natural-born babies can be promoted as just being
fair, giving them the same advantages.
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