Re: A possible use of genetics...

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 17:55:53 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Prof. Jose Gomes Filho wrote:

> . In the future, it will be possible to change the colour of the
> hair, eyes or even skin... Obviously, depending on the wish of each
> individual... This is a very interesting possibility, also because
> of racism.

Yes. I think racism as we see it today will start to wither as the
concept of a biological race becomes completely arbitrary (I look
forward to hear the neo-nazis scream when the first blond, blue-eyed
aryan is born to black parents :-). Unfortunately, racism will likely
move more towards a cultural level - it is not the genes that are
inferior, it is the memes.

The first decade or so the process will likely be rather one way, to
white, but after that more people will want to change in other
directions. There is a real possibility of an entire generation of
whites with black parents, followed by a "brownlash" (couldn't resist
the pun) as color becomes chic.

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