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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Yeah, true. But like I said in #10...I'd rather see genetic move in the direction of ending disease and birth defects, but obviously the moral question about the definition of "birth defects" would be important.
    The only problem with ending "birth" defects is that the current cure is to end "birth". I can't get my mind around how, in the future, doctors would be able to "cure" a fetus with a birth defect while allowing it to mature and live. Even if possible, will it be the most desirable course.
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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I suspect we will dabble in 'creating' (more like, heavily modifying) lifeforms at some point... ever read "Uplift", or "the Reality Dysfunction"? Interesting speculation on biotech and genetic sciences in the future.
    I never read those before. But, I will take a look at them so thanks for mentioning this.
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    Hanging your hat entirely on the CURRENT legality of something you want to be legal and others want to make illegal does not constitute a salient argument. At all.
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    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    When I see this kind of topic...always makes me think of "Bladerunner"....


    Ever read the original story? Real mind-warper....

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    Yes I'm quite sure we will be able to create strong AI's like shown in this science fiction. Care to watch the trailer? Go to 0:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ0RIkpDIys

    I love video games.
    future might lie with them or cyborgs rather then purely organic life naturel or edited

    which would be fine so long as they don't ever go destroy all humans/intelligent natural life on us


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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Ever read the original story? Real mind-warper....
    No, I haven't. A recent book or an older book?

    Sorry...missed your point about the book...Bladerunner. No...
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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The only problem with ending "birth" defects is that the current cure is to end "birth". I can't get my mind around how, in the future, doctors would be able to "cure" a fetus with a birth defect while allowing it to mature and live. Even if possible, will it be the most desirable course.
    Man, that's the $64,000 question. But, John, I'm thinking that if things get that advanced, maybe the possibilities of having a pregnancy that would be problematic for any reason won't be an issue anymore....hopefully via prevention of unwanted pregnancy technologies working along side of cures in the womb.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    POST TERMINATED...by the terminator...
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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    No, I haven't. A recent book or an older book?


    Older. There was a novelization of the movie, but I'm talking about the original Phillip K. Dick story, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Philip K. Dick: 9781439512968: Amazon.com: Books

    Be warned though, Phillip K. Dick isn't light reading, and I wasn't kidding about it warping your mind.

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    I don't know If im ready to have a Pikachu let alone a Mewto or how ever its spelled
    It's spelled Mewtwo and yeah it would be funny to create pokemon off of human intelligence, with some color modifications and then the DNA to create the pokemon which most of them are based off of real animals. Take for example Infernape Infernape (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia we can use monkey DNA to clone him into existence.

    I can see us being able to do that at some point and time.
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    Hanging your hat entirely on the CURRENT legality of something you want to be legal and others want to make illegal does not constitute a salient argument. At all.
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    What is "alive" and how does it apply to the fetus?

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    Re: Designer Babies on the Way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GEIxBattleRifle View Post
    It's spelled Mewtwo and yeah it would be funny to create pokemon off of human intelligence, with some color modifications and then the DNA to create the pokemon which most of them are based off of real animals. Take for example Infernape Infernape (Pokémon) - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia we can use monkey DNA to clone him into existence.

    I can see us being able to do that at some point and time.
    Will these monkey creations be able to mow the lawn? If so...lets go for it.

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