July 28, 2015

LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: National Security Will Drive Genetically Enhanced Offspring. “I expect offspring genetic engineering will lead to brighter, better looking, higher performing, and healthy children and adults. What I’m less sure about is personality traits and moral reasoning circuitry. What choices will people make about how conscientious and benevolent and considerate their kids will be? Will psychopaths choose genetic variants to create offspring who are even higher functioning psychopaths? Will skills in deception be desired by some? The average performance of predator humans may well rise.”

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