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For one thing, who holds the right to decide the best course for humanity?
reply to post by TKDRL
Oh come on. That might happen sure, but if you consider the tract record of things like nuclear power then it's just as likely that we will have some sort of "incident" and mutate or be genetically spliced with animals and what not.
This is the stuff super heroes are made of, and who doesn't want to be a hero?
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However, the likelihood would be, as it has always has been, to push the envelope of intellect. Instead it would be more likely that those naturally born geniuses would still get augmented and most likely for reasons of national security. Have to have the smartest and the brightest...50 years of research behind that one for children with potential. Why stop at just a genius? They wouldn't and those children would still be isolated in that regard.