Friday, August 19, 2016

Beyond Gattaca: (Unedited): 19 Aug 2016:

Fairness and a level playing field is something that all parties want and expect. But, the secret desires of glory in some hearts almost forces them to choose performance enhancements substances today. The next generation of performance enhancement begins as genetic editing becomes an essential tool of every doctors utility belt. Beyond Gattaca begins when genetic editing occurs before a child is born and continues throughout life. The beginning may even occur with conception or before conception.
The Rio Olympics is almost over. Rio has embarrassed themselves and it appears that the Brazilian people didn't even want the Olympics. American Olympic stars embarrass their country with false accusations. While real robberies have occurred against Olympic athletes. Russian Performance drug accusations. Childish antics in many other places.
What is next in order to maintain and guarantee a level playing field? This will be genetic testing and comparisons. As the advancement of genetic editing progresses from before birth, to childhood and into adulthood. Why wouldn't those who already have their IQ's in the 160+ range desire to genetically become smarter by altering themselves into the 200+ IQ range. The child who has the love in his/her heart for a certain sport but has the minimal genetic athletic qualities to perform as one of the best. That child can be genetically altered to athletically perform at a higher level.
What about nations such as every one of them. Who wants to have all of the gold and silver metals. Who wants their country to be seen as the best. Why not raise up genetically altered children to perform better than anyone else at everything. Why not? 
When a certain 1% of the population of the world desires to have a slave force. One which can be genetically engineered to never disobey or ever to have the intelligence to plan or to think ahead. What will happen then? As resources become more and more limited. Do the 1% begin to decide to genetically engineer their slave force to live for only 35 years?
But, this is all about selfish greed.
The cure for cancer and no treatments. The autistic child cured and their abilities raised to be just above average. Life expectancy dramatically increased without any physical demise or mental dementia. The child with bone and muscle problems is genetically engineered after birth to perform well in the Olympics.
What is next for athletic competitions and the testing of athletes? The ongoing genetic comparison testing from childhood all the way through their adult life. While they are still in competition. To many variances from birth to adulthood should indicate genetic editing in order to seek out unfair athletic advantage.
Some strangeness may result. Like for swimmers. Those with very large feet and hands. Those with longer arms and legs.
Not really a good movie. Some adult scenes. But is representative of various kinds of social class racism. In which every aspect of human racism is a human social construct. How to make people better? Are better people more deserving of life and love than not so better people as thought of by society as a whole? If a person is genetically made to be better why can't he or she decide to better himself or herself, yet again and again and again? Can a human being genetically engineer themselves beyond the limited constraints of humanity as is known of today? What will that even look like? Can we or they then become like gods or GOD's? (Please forgive me, NO Blasphemy intended). Just posing the questions..
What about genetically engineered military forces? What about genetically engineered fighter pilots who can stay awake and thinking logically beyond 15 or 20 G's and with no special suits? What about genetically engineered people who can live on Mars? What about genetically engineered boneless people living in the depths of space? 
$6 Million Dollar Man intro theme. Arrogance at it's best. Then you go out and fix the world as you want it to become.
The term "Utility Belt" is from the fictional character known as Batman.
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