Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.
Playing "God" is just wrong.
It'll just end up being used for racism, sexism, and all sorts of other agendas. We don't even fully understand the consequences of genetically modifying something like cattle and plants.....maybe we could at the very least wait until we do before screwing with our own future generations?
I, for one, welcome our new genetically perfect overlords.
If this were to become a thing I think it should only be used for across the board, everyone gets this done, kinds of changes. Example- Every pregnancy gets checked for hereditary diseases and gets changed to get rid of those diseases, or every kid gets a boost to their intelligence. I hate the idea of "Oh, I want my baby to have perfect skin, green eyes, blonde hair, blah blah blah and I can do it 'cause I'm so rich" kinds of situations. I would say the only choice should be whether you want a boy or a girl.
It's wrong to choose an occupation when you are still a baby, but it's also good to have new designers as well.
The sad thing is most people will select babies with Blond hair, Blue eyes and White skin, simply because of the privileges associated with it. There will be large demand from Asian and Hispanic countries! Asians have always prized light skin, but they've also taken an interest for Blue eyes, light hair since the influence of western culture "South Korea is the worst at this", and mixed Hispanics want to be as far away from their African/Indian complexions as possible! This is exactly what Hitler and his eugenics program would have wanted!
oh god this is how it starts!
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