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Old 12-21-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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So, no-one thinks the elite will be choosing the characteristics of their new baby? As soon as that time comes (and it is not very far off now), we will have a definite 2-tier society where the ones who can choose will choose and the ones who cannot, will be left without insurance.
This is already happening to some degree. The intelligent/well-off send their kids to College, where they meet up with other intelligent/well-off people and eventually pair off. Their kids are better educated with probably above-average genes for mental tasks. It's an unintentional form of eugenics. I'd imagine the intelligent/well-off will want their fetuses screened for genetic anomalies and want those repaired. Eventually they'll want to add improvements as well to enhance the competitiveness of their offspring.

Before that happens though we'll probably hit the singularity, and then it won't matter. Why worry?
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"the discovery of cheddar man" proves that the Moon is made of green cheese.
Well everyone knows that.
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Old Today, 09:34 PM
 
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Geneticist Susan Walsh at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, says we simply don't know his skin colour.

While her computer model shows being black is his 'probable profile', DNA testing is not advanced enough to say for certain.
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