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Jan 2, 2017

America’s refusal to embrace gene editing could start the next Cold War

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cyborgs, employment, genetics, military, neuroscience, transhumanism

New version of this out: https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/01/02/americas-r…-cold-war/ #transhumanism #biohacking


Unlike other epic scientific advances…the immediate effect of genetic editing technology is not dangerous. Yet, it stands to be just as divisive to humans as the 70-year proliferation of nuclear weaponry.

The playing field of geopolitics is pretty simple: If China or another country vows to increase its children’s intelligence via genetic editing, and America chooses to remain “au naturel” because they insist that’s how God made them, a conflict species-deep will quickly arise.

This type of idea takes racism and immigration to a whole new level. Will America close off its borders, its jobs, its schools, and its general openness to the world to stay pure, old-fashioned human?

In short, will genetic editing start a new cold war? One that bears much finger pointing and verbal reprimands, including the use of derogatory terms like mutants, cyborgs, and transhumanists.

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  • Leo Allen on January 2, 2017 8:24 pm

    It’s just common sense that Gene Editing must be embraced by USA if we’re to remain competitive globally. With all the problems we have now with diseases like Autism, things can only get better.