Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.
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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
The best book we read about the topic: GMO Sapiens
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– Good Overview by Wired:
–timeline of computer development:
– Selective breeding:
– Radiation research:
– inserting DNA snippets into organisms:
– First genetically modified animal:
– First GM patent:
– chemicals produced by GMOs:
– Flavr Savr Tomato:
– First Human Engineering:
– glowing fish:
– HIV cut from cells and rats with CRISPR:
– first human CRISPR trials fighting cancer:
first human CRISPR trial approved by Chinese for August 2016:
– genetic diseases:
– pregnancies with Down Syndrome terminated:
( 1999 European study)
– CRISPR and aging:
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Soooo Humanity is Begining to make Mutants just like in marvel exept with No powers ((maybe the immortality and stuff)) wich means.. ``IF we moved a brain to a robot body, give it air by robo-lungs, would the human's brain be immortal?``
You are making me VOMIT. GM is OK at some point but genetically modified humans? This is against nature. The statement "we are all different" will be replaced "we are all modified"? Is it ethic to make modified children (do these children want to be GF). Did anyone asked them if they want to be muscular tall? Genetical Modification of humans and every other living creature is detrimental for our lives quality
Maybe I don't understand this fully(yeah maybe... more like clearly) but it seems to me this would mean every human conceived would be born and born without defect. This wouldn't mean I wouldn't have been born it would mean I would have been born physically perfect.
This misses an important point about designer babies, which is that if you modify the human genome to be significantly different from our existing genome then the resulting people will almost certainly become genetically incompatible with both "vanilla" humans and other 'designer humans' that had different and incompatible genomes. This could lead to our species becoming significantly fragmented into many different incompatible species.
I still have to be adverse to designer babies. We've only recently (kinda) solved the problem of racism, which stems mostly from a false impression of "My race is superior to yours". But what if my race actually _was_ superior to yours? Racism would almost definitely come back, and this time it would be incurable.
Something I thought about, designer babies.
Technically most parents want their child to be beautiful, so does that mean we eradicate ugliness?
I'm sorry if this offends anyone I'm just saying what's on my mind, I don't have anything against people who are uh.. who think or is called ugly or so on.. I'm just saying that
If this is what genetic engineering is leading to... religion will be gone. In religion it is a step in faith to die. As a Christian, though I oppose modifying myself in any way (because God made me who I am) it shouldn’t be bad (maybe) if we could rid ourselves of disease. After all, God did put doctors on this earth to help other people heal, even if that means gene modification.
9:58 "Intelligence" is an incredibly complex thing emergent from several several genes, you cannot take one gene and make someone more "intelligent" hell, we barely know what that means, and our brains really cannot get any bigger without serious body effects.
Imagine living 2000 years. Where hitting a milestone in age is something you look forward to as you gain more and more wisdom and knowledge and gaining them is something to be expected as you grow older.
For those that are familiar with this, is it possible to genetically alter our genes permanently? (Unless we change them back) Like for example, do away with brown, green, and hazel eyes, and forever have everyone have only blue eyes? And through natural pregnancy, only give birth to blue eyes? etc.
"We could extend the human lifespan for centuries and cure all illness".
Great. Sign me up. Except, if everyone else signs up, and people continue having babies, how many decades will it be before Earth can no longer sustain the human race?
This is a dangerous pipe dream that we have been conditioned to expect by shows like Star Trek. There is no other planet in our solar system that can sustain human life without constant support from Earth. The nearest solar system is over 4 light years away, and there is no discovery in physics yet made that gives us hope of a magical warp drive to span the distance. It is 2018 and we still haven't put a man on Mars, showing that the will to get out there isn't there, and isn't going to be there until it is too late.
This makes me think: What exactly is our definition of what makes a person human? Like, if we create people and have complete control over who and what they are, are they even human anymore? Because I feel like something about being human is being a single, autonomous being at one's core. If someone is created to be a certain way without ever consenting to it - regardless of how they feel about it - are they at all autonomous anymore? The randomness that went into the creation of ME, for example, makes me feel more human - because no other being had a say in those random elements. That randomness is mine and mine alone. I don't know what I want to happen. But I question how ethical it is to have TOTAL control over another human's creation and being.
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