Uses of cloning

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 20:55:16 -0600

The interesting one for me would be dumping 200 Einsteins into the populace and seeing what happened. The massive necessity of this logic must have somehow been lost on the rest of the human race, insofar as women haven't flocked to that sperm bank for geniuses someone started. I mean, I know that genius isn't heritable, but the kids aren't likely to be dumb either. Geez, give your kid a minimum IQ of 130, is that so much to ask? In retrospect, wouldn't you rather have had those Nobel-winning genes? So nobody will take advantage of the powers of cloning, either.

I'd better stop before I depress myself.

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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