KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

I see human genetic manipulations as inevitable. Someone will go there, and others will need to follow to keep up. Of course, while I can see the author’s point that the Chinese will go there first, I think they might not actually be the ones to commit the worst offenses. After all, the Chinese are still a post-communist dictatorship, and those leaders are definitely not going to risk their hold on power from a gang of enhanced super-humans. Hence the introduction of a flaw to control them bye, and the proceeding unraveling of the whole thing.

The inevitable reality is that as technology and knowledge advances, it will present us with opportunities that can, and will, lead to bad things. I remember reading a book a while back that basically made the case that the reason humanity was not finding other intelligence out there was not merely because we were looking/listening for the wrong things as some that point out our technology doesn’t lend itself to the overcoming the difficulties of the vastness of space, but that they simply didn’t exist. Civilizations reached a point where their technological advances caused them to tamper with themselves or build bigger and better engines of destruction, with the inevitable consequence that they would wipe life out.

But who knows? Maybe Ideocracy had it right, an the greatest scientific minds will all gravitate to improving erections and solving hair loss, and we will be spared extinction as the stupid people out-breed the others.

The future looks bright!

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  1. richtaylor365

    The future looks bright!

    I read this the other day, blew me away.

    About 10 years ago Quest Communications (probably my worst investment idea) had a commercial where this dusty tired cowboy walks into a dilapidated  dinner and there on the counter was one of those old jukeboxes. He peruses the selections and as the waitress comes up he asked if the box had Mozart’s Eine Klein in f major. She says ,”of course, also in e minor, every song ever written in history in on that box”, then it fades to something like ,”The power of fiber”. I thought to myself, how cool would that be. We are almost there.

    But with all this technology (faster internet, 4K tv’s, wahoo) making our lives better, the collectivists in power do more to constrain and regulate, erecting even more obstacles for the genius with the new idea. As governments grow freedom and liberty diminishes, and it is only getting worse.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    But with all this technology (faster internet, 4K tv’s, wahoo) making our lives better, the collectivists in power do more to constrain and regulate, erecting even more obstacles for the genius with the new idea. As governments grow freedom and liberty diminishes, and it is only getting worse.

    That’s because you didn’t build that and every good statist knows that nobody can do anything with out the help from the credentialed aristocracy running government!

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