posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 10:56 PM
originally posted by: jellyrev
Why wouldn't we test tube people to be good at everything?
That never works. You just get a human looking thing that's not fit for its socio-political environment.
There was a novel by George Turner, "Brain Child", that I always felt was one of the great spec-fic novels, yet it was not widely read. Used copies
are nearly free on Amazon.
In the novel, the Australian government of the near future (not very far off) sponsors research into genetic IQ and body performance enhancements.
Sort of GMO people. It ends very badly for everyone, because the various classes of augmentation all create a type of human that, while 'better',
don't fit into any niche in society because they can't be understood or lived with by natural humans.