Re: Effects of Enhanced Senses for Designer Bodies

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 18 May 1999 02:27:18 -0400

Brian Atkins wrote:

> An interesting movie regarding this I think is Gattaca. In it,
> the people can choose what types of kids to have, and as per
> Eliezer's ideas, you can't have it all... they pick skills for
> their kids that focus on mastery of science and math and also
> physical stats. The result seems to be people lacking "deepness"

My impression was that was more of an artifact of their knowing their 'destiny' of comfort and success. The genetic screening process automatically filtered out much competition from the less genetically well endowed classes, making pressure to succeed less. Character is based more on the shit you wade through than the sunshine you wallow in.

Mike Lorrey