Re: Uses of cloning

Scott Badger (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 12:25:45 -0600

>"Scott Badger" <> writes:
>> Hmm. If we successfully encouraged women to use genius sperm banks,
>> I wonder what % of those children would grow up to be evil geniuses? I'd
>> want those parents checked out pretty closely. One evil genius could do
>> a lot of damage...especially if s/he uploaded!
>Please, try to get rid of that silly Hollywood meme.
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

Thanks for the advice, but I actually got this meme from Jim Halperin who impressed upon me how the destructive capabilities of the single individual have increased so dramatically with technology. True, his work was fiction, but the idea didn't strike me as silly. And it seemed to me that the more intelligent one is, the more one would be able to utilize technology for harmful purposes. I do probably watch too much TV though so you may be right.