Re: Cloning is Here

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:50:20 -0800 (PST)

Hal Finney writes:
>Or people may choose to clone themselves, Mommy's little girl ...
>... We could actually see a tremendous
>improvement in productivity and creativity, especially if we believe that
>progress is largely caused by the most talented people. There could
>be a whole generation of scientific geniuses, composers, entertainers.

It would take a few generations at least for cloning to become this
widespread. After all, most people would want to wait and see how the
first generation grew up, and there'd be lots to learn about how to
deal with the situations cloning creates. I think that by the time
this could have a big effect, upload clones will be possible.

Robin D. Hanson