Re: French Anderson & GATTACA

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 20:36:48 MST

On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Damien Broderick wrote:

> [snip] Genetic conservatism certainly
> seemed to be Anderson's own spin (perhaps, I suppose, for prudent PR and
> self-preservation purposes).

I'm pretty sure I've read someplace that he is against any radical
engineering (perhaps even 'religious' { whatever that means }).

> *Where will it all stop?* Since we don't know what we're doing, we could
> end up *losing our human essence*. Humans might *look like Star Trek
> people!* Oh, can you imagine a more terrible fate?

There is a nightclub in Moscow called the "Titanic", where looking like
Worf would probably function quite well as a lifespan extension treatment.
There is another one called the "Hungry Duck" where looking like Lt. Riker
would have some very pleasant benefits as well.


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