Be sure when you are ready to have children, you get the latest in GMO help. Dads, you don’t mind if some *other* guy’s DNA gets in there, do you? You never did like your receding chin. Make sure your kid doesn’t need to wear a beard by giving the embryo a squirt of strong chin from Dad 2.
Moms, what about long hair from Mama 2? Heck, slim waist from Mama 3, math skills from Mama 4 and …
Unless we, non-GMO humans, take action, the small group of 30 kids who were genetically modified in 1997 will be joined by hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of additional children. The 1997 GMO kids were supposedly modified to have three parents for health reasons. Quickly outlawed here in the west, the process is more than technologically possible.
The tech is here (and with some capabilities, has been since the late 90s). It’s called CRISPR-Cas9.
In this world where everything revolves around somebody taking advantage of you and getting rich off everything you do, unless stopped and controlled, GMO treatments will certainly be used to create new, small people with servant-like qualities.
Or — as some of the U.N. panelists described — Ewok kids. Little, dumb plant-eating kids with low carbon footprints and high desires to make bigger, meat-eating people wealthy while improving our planet’s well-being.
And, if you get the Designer GMO Baby Option and change your child to be more like what you think is good — taller, smarter, prettier, blue eyes, not brown, straight hair, not curly — will that be your child? Is it still your child with Dad 2 and Mom 3 thrown in?
Ten years ago, I wrote about this. It’s not tech that’s kept this from becoming real, it’s laws and custom.
How many would choose a brown-eyed, brown-haired baby if they could make the baby any way they wished? Or — what color do you think the low carbon footprint, environmentally sustainable babies would be?