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Posted 9/22/14

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

slowly turning into a "Brave New World".




Good book. When I saw this on an anime site I was just thinking about Gundam Seed xD.


The designer baby thing was the entire plot of Gundam Seed. Personally I hope it doesn't happen until long after I am dead. It would suck being utterly unable to compete with the next generation.
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stop it with the weird threads CR
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I think it would make a great sci-fi novel.
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Nah, I wouldn't do it. I would teach my kids to embrace their flaws, and I don't care what gender they are.
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hmm.... its probably a long way off before they get it perfected, but once they do i doubt anyone will have normal children anymore. I mean if they could manipulate physical and mental characteristics to a significant degree, having normal children then would be the equivalent of having mentally retarded or physically disabled children now. When every child is destined to become a 6'5, disease free super genius, it will become the new normal, and having a standard child just wont be viable when they will literally be outclassed in every way. Socially, physically, and economically they will become obsolete. I dont think anythings wrong with it or its shallow though, its only natural for a parent to want their best traits and the best traits from their partner to be passed off to their offspring, we are just use to the toss up paradigm of current birth where its basically a gamble of what your child will be like. I don't think any parent would willingly give their child what they believe to be negative attributes on purpose so in a round about way i think even those who morally object to it just arent viewing it in perspective
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I am already perfect and my future partner will be perfect therefore our babies will be perfect. There will be no need of genetic modification.
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I am already perfect and my future partner will be perfect therefore our babies will be perfect. There will be no need of genetic modification.


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It's just a form of eugenics. Scary.
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Well, I shall be forever alone so shan't worry about this.

Will say that the only positive thing I see from this is the fact that you can stop the kids from having diseases. Everything else is a big no.
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DekaMauve wrote:

hmm.... its probably a long way off before they get it perfected, but once they do i doubt anyone will have normal children anymore. I mean if they could manipulate physical and mental characteristics to a significant degree, having normal children then would be the equivalent of having mentally retarded or physically disabled children now. When every child is destined to become a 6'5, disease free super genius, it will become the new normal, and having a standard child just wont be viable when they will literally be outclassed in every way. Socially, physically, and economically they will become obsolete. I dont think anythings wrong with it or its shallow though, its only natural for a parent to want their best traits and the best traits from their partner to be passed off to their offspring, we are just use to the toss up paradigm of current birth where its basically a gamble of what your child will be like. I don't think any parent would willingly give their child what they believe to be negative attributes on purpose so in a round about way i think even those who morally object to it just arent viewing it in perspective



This is a nice post for the end result of it.

While I am educated in science and believe the prevention of diseases is quite the goal for most - I do not shy away from telling people that one of my favorite movies is Gattaca. I honestly believe most everyone can do something amazing with their life if they worked hard at something. In perfecting and making it readily available (costs) - I can see the culture changing in the future to present it the way in your post [which I do believe would happen].

Until then (which should be long after my time), I'll continue to encourage people to do their best. I thank you for your post.
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mistletain wrote:


DeityDeus wrote:

I am already perfect and my future partner will be perfect therefore our babies will be perfect. There will be no need of genetic modification.


Oh my god. Vega.


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Them Gundam Seed vibes, or what?

I reject the concept of genetic perfection as a whole.
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Posted 9/22/14 , edited 9/22/14

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I don't think that could be good for humanity in any way.


remove diseases and get rid of any deformities that happen upon birth.
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Yea those points would of course be positive. My statement was regarding personality and looks as written in OP's post.
Posted 9/23/14 , edited 9/23/14

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Yea those points would of course be positive. My statement was regarding personality and looks as written in OP's post.


Positive until we can no longer deal with the exponential growth of the population and with the burden on the healthcare system laid on by the elderly. And then earth will get really heavy and fall from its plane of orbit because physics and we'll all die.
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