Re: French Anderson & GATTACA

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 20:42:34 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:

> Heard W. French Anderson on the radio this morning. [...]
> Soon, he sez, we'll be able to tweak hair follicles for
> regrowth (hurrah!), then for color; then skin color, then...
> *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?

Death, disease, ugly people.

I don't get the "Star Trek people" bit - is he suggesting that
given the option we'd all choose to look like William Shatner?

This whole area of 'debate' is starting to bore me, can't we
just skip to the bit where we get the cool gene tech and
everyone just shuts up and starts enjoying it?


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