reply to post by watchitburn
Tell us; at what station on what kind of time table does the 'defective' train stop?
Let's dispense with all the obvious factors. Go ahead and throw any and every 'defective' into the lot.
Let's also select for beauty and long life too, so, anyone that has a family history of baldness, bad teeth, any requirement for corrective lenses,
heart disease, obesity, or just funny looks, they may as well go too, right?
The point is to only leave a non-defective breeding population, correct?
If we're advancing the human race, making it better, then, everyone with an IQ below, hmm, 140 would need go into the pile too.
Yep, only people with an IQ north of 140 should be eligible to continue sucking air.
Thus, we can then guarantee the continued success of the human species with nothing left but intelligent, long-lived, beautiful people with zero
genetic predispositions for disease, mutation, or anything that might be considered objectionable.
Hows that sound?
Maybe, just to make extra sure the human species is in good hands, we should make the requirement north of 150 IQ.
Sounds good to me. Pretty much everyone on the planet will be gone, leaving only us rightful few to get on with having a proper civilization without
the bother or distraction of stupid, ugly, health-problem prone, short-lived people mucking about, sucking up resources.
Ah, but what about those menial jobs? There aren't many proper civilized people with 150+ horsepower between their ears that want to scrub toilets,
plow fields, serve coffee, repair roads, drive delivery vehicles, and all the countless sundry other tasks of minutae average folk usually take care
Perhaps we could neuter and lobotomize a select group of people especially bred for strength, obedience, subservience, reliability and other factors
so that we have a slave race to cater to our needs and desires in getting on with making a right proper civilization?
Where does this train stop?
Eventually we'll reach technological singularity and then, hey, we might could do away with natural biology in developing an entirely planned,
managed and engineered system of biology as well as one of machine existence and the middle ground of a fusion between the two.
We could then be like the Cybermen from Doctor Who, or the Daleks, where perfection of biology and technology is the only acceptable option.