Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Inevitability of Eugenics: A Race of Self-Designing Tinker Toys | Fred On Everything

From the article: 
For the thoughtful, the question of playing God is…unnerving. Are we to be modeling clay, shaped by whatever shapers to be whatever they want us to be? Will the State control the design? To what ends? Idealists may dream of brilliant, pacific philosophers living as one with nature and thinking deep thoughts. Is that what (See? We are back to Hitler) the Fuehrer would create? Do we have any foggy idea of what we apparently are about to get into?
Does this sound ridiculous? Alarmist? Wait ten years.

We are headed that way.  Wait ten years.  We should start to have an adult conversation about this but I'm not sure we can.  We don't seem to be able to have adult conversations about other important things.