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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Ever heard that is just a movie
    And this is just a discussion forum. The point us that movie contains several elements that are germaine to the discussion at hand. Also germaine - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, but then, that's just a book, right?

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good idea? Until such time as self-centered humans get the idea that breeding genetically perfect children for spare parts sounds good.
    I doubt seriously it would ever get to that point simply because A) technology has already surpassed that point with the ability to literally print body parts and other more advanced methods. b) cloning in comparison would be very expensive. One exception to that rule would be if somebody grew a clone specifically for a new body from which to transplant their brain. I could see that as a possibility. I don't know what the technical difficulties on that sort of thing would be offhand but I imagine they are fairly steep.
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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Right it is ust a book and movie thanks

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Last time I cheecked a Zef had no thoughts and was unaware not even a fetus . The zef would more likely not want to have a blindness or a medical conditions
    You have no way of knowing any of that. Let's elevate the choice - you'll have Parkinsons, but because of that (partially because you have to live with it and in your imagination much of the time, partly because of the genetics involved) you'll also be the greatest mathematical mind our species has seen. Otherwise, you'll have blue eyes, blonde hair and be perfectly healthy. Your choice?

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Last time I cheecked a Zef had no thoughts and was unaware not even a fetus . The zef would more likely not want to have a blindness or a medical conditions
    But you don't know do you? They still cannot be asked. You know what YOU would choose. But you have no factual idea what they would choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You have no way of knowing any of that. Let's elevate the choice - you'll have Parkinsons, but because of that (partially because you have to live with it and in your imagination much of the time, partly because of the genetics involved) you'll also be the greatest mathematical mind our species has seen. Otherwise, you'll have blue eyes, blonde hair and be perfectly healthy. Your choice?
    Id like health not a slow death

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I doubt seriously it would ever get to that point simply because A) technology has already surpassed that point with the ability to literally print body parts and other more advanced methods. b) cloning in comparison would be very expensive. One exception to that rule would be if somebody grew a clone specifically for a new body from which to transplant their brain. I could see that as a possibility. I don't know what the technical difficulties on that sort of thing would be offhand but I imagine they are fairly steep.
    I'm getting too old for modern times. I still believe in the miracle and magic of new life and the wonder and discovery of what that life will become, warts and all. Many great people in history were ones who overcame disabilities that made them stronger. Not sure where we get with a society of perfect beings.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good idea? Until such time as self-centered humans get the idea that breeding genetically perfect children for spare parts sounds good.
    That's already here isn't it? They're called "saviour siblings".

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Still not seeing the problem as long as the clones are never allowed to develop consciousness.
    They wouldn't be clones - why create a duplicate of a parent who may have genetic problems? These are new huamn beings, and I think they should have consciousness just like any other born human being.

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Id like health not a slow death
    Dont forget they can modify people to have a higher intellect so a good mind and body wish I could sign up

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    Re: World's First GM Babies Born

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    But you don't know do you? They still cannot be asked. You know what YOU would choose. But you have no factual idea what they would choose.
    I saw an article the other day about a plant that likes to sway, even when there's no wind or anything to move it, and we assume that plants have no capacity to feel or think, etc. How do we know is right.

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