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inb4 Japan does it to make everyone look like dis
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I'm for it. New science and discoveries would have never been made if we didn't push the boundaries. Genetic modification could lead to new frontiers for humanity, and is one that must be explored.
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Yes, I should be genetically modified. I've always wanted to be a turnip. Or my body wants to be shaped like one, that's why I have to exercise.
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only for outer space exploration, none of that crazy batman beyond shit LOL.
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only if they want to be...
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biscuitnote wrote:


CSPower wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


brookline wrote:

But what about the health effects?

Will they have severe mental or emotional problems?

Will they lack a sense of humanity?

Will they be uncaring and overwhelmingly hateful?

Will they not have the ability to repent of wrong doing or know when they are doing wrong?




They will likely be brainwashed by whatever government creates them and use there superior abilities for that governments aims.


Why does forced evolution have to mean government conspiracy >->


Who else would want to use genetically modified humans?


There's practical uses ^~^
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Wrathfulram wrote:

Thor has something to say on this matter...




Haha funny reference. And yes that's a real possibility of self engineering into gene stagnation and extinction.
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SirBlackout3999 wrote:
Haha funny reference. And yes that's a real possibility of self engineering into gene stagnation and extinction.


Not that I'm a geneticist... but, I'm going to go with no it isn't.

Reason being, if you have a great enough understanding to improve mankind's genetic code, the next, more intelligent generation will have even more. Like I said in my original post.... advancement will unfold exponentially once genetic modification of this magnitude begins.

Second reason... do you have any idea how hard it would be to genetically modify every single human being? Even if it was attempted, it would only be after extremely consistent success.


I always thought the Asgard storyline in Stargate SG-1 was stupid as hell. It doesn't make any sense that an alien race that advanced could and would screw itself with genetic engineering, never being able to unscrew themselves.
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Sure, I could use some upgrades.
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Technically it is possible. As genes exist now there are only so many combinations possible that can occur naturally. Yes by engineering the existing gene pool you can extend this nearly indefinitely, but not indefinitely. One huge hurtle is whether the people evolving though this means can overcome the technological gap before this occurs.

Also, it's not just technology that will be a deciding factor in this. Cost and society will play a role in how fast this will move forward. Not everyone will be on board with this and scientist may find it difficult to fund these projects with failures early on in this line of research.
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SirBlackout3999 wrote:

Technically it is possible. As genes exist now there are only so many combinations possible that can occur naturally. Yes by engineering the existing gene pool you can extend this nearly indefinitely, but not indefinitely. One huge hurtle is whether the people evolving though this means can overcome the technological gap before this occurs.

Also, it's not just technology that will be a deciding factor in this. Cost and society will play a role in how fast this will move forward. Not everyone will be on board with this and scientist may find it difficult to fund these projects with failures early on in this line of research.


Yeah.... still going to go with no.

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Well governments can try all they want but without a collective effort across all world governments they'd never be able to stop technological advancement, only stagnate it. If humanity ever achieves the ability to create artificial molecular assemblers (these already exist in nature, in protein form) which I believe they will, this will open up possibilities that would have been impossible for past generations before it to even comprehend. This would open up the door to precise genetic modification on a molecular level, among many other cool things which Eric Drexler proposed in his 1988 book, 'Engines of Creation'. Anyway I'm way off point lol, as for whether or not we should; it depends on the context. Use genetic modification to cure disorders? Yes. Use it to improve the human physiology and resistance to natural disease and pathogens? Possibly. Use it to create custom babies and implement it in military usage against enemies of the state? No thanks, Unfortunately, military applications will likely be a key propellent in the development of this technology, just as it will be with so many others. The key to surviving the forthcoming advancements will likely be technical awareness, along with a number of other feats; the most difficult of which is likely to be the human struggle to avoid killing each other over conflicting ideologies and prejudice.

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Id take a robot hand with 10 fingers
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xxJing wrote:

Sure, I could use some upgrades.


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