[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus
zlynx at acm.org
Fri Oct 4 17:13:49 BST 2019
On 10/4/19 9:46 AM, Luke Bretscher wrote:
> One glaring problem with allowing gene-editors to enhance children
> beyond normal capabilities is that presumably it would be expensive.
> So rich people could afford to make their children into supermen,
> while poor people would be stuck with the basic edition of humanity.
> The old canard that the rich are supposedly more capable because of
> their breeding would start to become _literally_ true. Even the most
> meritocratic hiring practices would unavoidably favor the privileged.
> It would be a whole new nightmare of class division.
Is that *actually* a problem though? Yes the rich would be better,
smarter, healthier, whatever.
But the idea that they should be prevented from doing that is very close
to the idea that all humans should be handicapped so no one is any
better than anyone else. That's abhorrent.
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