eliminating congenital diseases is only a first step, what happens when we actually design the baby? a human? we wish our progeny to be 'beautiful' (according to who? the parents? society?) to be intelligent (according to which criterion?) to be a sport capable human (to what extent? for what reasons? is the baby/future human a relevant parameter in the parents decision?
the article itself doesn't deal with all these issues (tip of the iceberg) but the very concept 'designer babies' does.
Shifts in thought, shifts in perception, shifts in paradigms, all shifts happen simultaneously and concomitantly, some we see and some we don’t, some of these shifts are gradual and some of these shifts are sudden. Our task here then is to contain both kinds, to uphold a view that is floating above the fray and yet intertwines with the fleeting moment of eternality we call now. The shifts that are coming upon us are disrupting the ways of old in the most positive way possible; they are finally rearranging our modes of thought and basic worldviews.
We are entering a new and distinct period in history, the era of the Cyber Soaring Humanity.
From : Cyber Soaring Humanity, or The rise of the Cyber Unified Civilization
which continues here: The Natural Asymmetry of Infocologies
and then here: This mountain has no top
then: Hybrid futures, Knowmads and the Notion state
and then: Hybrid futures and Knowmads (pt2)
Knowmads as metabolic reactors of information (Hybrid Future and Knowmads (pt 3)
Knowmads as Aesthetic Curators of information (Hybrid Futures & Knowmads pt 4)
Knowmads as Critical Relevancies (Hybrid Futures & Knowmads pt 5)
The essay I am most proud of :
Becoming a Cyborg should be taken gently: Of Modern Bio-Paleo-Machines-
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