Our minds on media.

Musings on the effects of media on cognition.

And They’re Off!

Not much more needs to be said than there is this headline from the BBC: “Breast Cancer Gene-free Baby Due.” This is the beginning of the designer baby revolution and a new stage in human evolution. I don’t want to be the kind of writer that proselytizes this as the beginning of the end or something that’s going to get underway tomorrow, but it’s no doubt a callsign. Any ethics debate has already been all but left behind and the girls of San Fernando Valley are only going to get prettier before anyone in Congress decides that they need to have a say in the matter. No, it’s looking more and more like Freeman Dyson’s vision is coming true and that the future of human genetics is open source.

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