Thanks to The Fertility Institute, children of the future will actually be able to blame their parents for everything that’s wrong with them. Can you imagine? “Mom, I have a zit! Why didn’t you design me so I wouldn't have acne?”
That’s right... DESIGN. The Fertility Institute in New Orleans uses science called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which not only allows doctors to eliminate certain diseases like Down Syndrome and muscular dystrophy, but gives parents the option to choose their baby’s sex, eye colour, hair colour, and even skin colour. Creepy!
What’s next? Putting calculators and CD Roms in their brains? How about wings? No, no! The ability to live forever! Muahahaha!
Actually, come to think of it, if you could be born without any defects (well, at least that’s the hope), that would probably mean living a lot longer.
But design your own baby? That sounds like some kind of sick Frankenstein creation, and we all know how well that turned out. Not that I wouldn’t want to be able to fly or anything; the whole thing is just really weird. And isn’t it a slap in the face to all of us who were born like normal people, with flaws and quirks and all that? What, we’re not good enough?
And, now that I think of it (while watching a make-over show no less), with the standard “ideals” our society holds, wouldn’t everyone be born – or, emerge from a glass jar – looking and acting the same?
Yep, that’s one giant leap for semi-humankind.
(Image: Sebastian Niedlich (Grabthar) How perfect is that?)
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