posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 10:11 PM
a reply to: AtlasHawk
that's the problem with eugenics; humans are piss-poor at selecting "beneficial" traits. It has been murder in the pork industry. You wind up with
10,000 genetic sisters. And then, one of them develops the sniffles. The next week, you're digging a trench for all the little piglet bodies.
It's a fundamental axiom of life science that you need genetic variation, for natural selection to work. Homogeneity is a disaster.
I figure we are overdue for a super-epidemic like the flu of 1918. More humans live in urban environments, literally thousands of people per square
mile, than ever before.
Once we become robot-dependent, what happens when we have a pandemic, and there are too few survivors to manage the robots? Earth will become a
graveyard planet, with robot groundskeepers...