I can see this morphological freedom being used in the present to further degrade women’s rights so we only serve as breeders for the patriarchy. I’m not saying you don’t have incredibly interesting points and arguments, you do (and I always giv…
Judith S. Anderson
That is a major problem, among several, that needs to be addressed. I actually wasn’t thinking about that as I’ve always considered that completely a woman’s choice and a fundamental right. But, yes, that opens the door for another type of abuse. My concern was strictly with genetic modification. We will have the ability to decide a range of morphological modifications at the embryonic stage. I can see people, less than healthy people, wanting to build their concept of the athlete they wanted to be or a true Barbie model.
The results could be disastrous for the child. But is that qualitatively different from the parents who drive their kids to six year old beauty contests? Or Olympic training camps?
I don’t know but these changes will make all of this more extreme. This is another case for setting planetary rights and standards within predominantly local cultures. I really don’t know if doing that is even humanly possible. But that’s another range of questions.