Drop Dead, Bored Bystander

how we're all going to look like

Yesterday we discussed this a little, and I expected a lot of the variation - including the ugly parts - would remain.

However, I forget about the artificial selection that is already taking place, and the possibilities of which are limitless.

Today, in India and China there are less then 9 girls born for every 10 boys. The direct consequence of selective abortion after echo-pictures.

In the west, most Down syndrome children are no longer born, because of early testing.

The number of tests will increase dramatically in the near future, enabling to find all kinds of properties. Parents will use this to stear the genetics of their - few - children as much as possible. Ethics to prevent this will loose.

Eugenetics will become a part of humanity. As parents are inherently ambitious for their children, the more so when they have few.

For our looks this will probably mean that we will look prettier on average then now, and I think it will enhance extremes. Less brown hair, more full black or very blonde, and not thin, but all full and long. That kind of thing. Bodies will become athletic.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 16th, 2006
THAN

when comparing, it's THAN, not THEN

Good Christ
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 16th, 2006
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