Re: gender apartheid and transhumanists

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 12:10:46 -0800 (PST)

From: "my inner geek" <>

>>Brian D Williams <> wrote:

>> It is not peoples DNA, it is how you treat them.
>> People deserve to be treated equally/fairly.

>Tell that to the life insurance companies who will be gene
>sequencing applicants prior to issuing policies. Remember that
>thing called a "pre-existing condition"? How about a genetic
>predisposition for cancer, depression, epilepsy? Welcome to

>All this technology, available "early next year".
>See the following:


I was refering to socio/politically, but you raise a good point Ken. While I believe it will be longer than "early next year" before we have genetic screening it won't be much longer.

Should people be treated the same biologically/economically?

Should those with pre-existing conditions pay more?

Should those with genetic predispositions pay more?

Smokers? drinkers? meat-eaters? over/under counter drug users?

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