Cloning humans

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 10:54:29 -0500

The time of the first human clone sounds like a good bet
for the Foresight Exchange. Maybe, even a way to attract attention
to it, with cloning being such hot subject.

A problem raising clones of geniuses/criminals/yourself:
You can't call a baby clone of a genius or yourself that you are
raising, an idiot - here you *know* a better job could be done, so
whatever is wrong with the child is your fault.

If you brought up a clone of somebody with known predisposition
to crime: can you put this person to jail for committing the crime?
Kind of like God's idea - knowingly create sinful folks, and then
punish them. Not very nice. If this happened at random, and you
did the best you could, then you at least may not feel guilty.
With more knowledge there comes greater responsibility, more
assumptions to question, and more issues to handle. This may be
the main reason why so many people look at new gifts of technology
as new Pandora boxes.

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