HOW FA R SHOULD WE TA KE HUMAN E NHANCEMENT? ( BI ONI C L I MBS, COMPUTER CHI PS I N BRAINS, DESI GNER BABI ES)
As far as people are willing to go voluntarily. I’d balk strongly at people designing defects into babies that would leave the children worse off than they otherwise would have been, but I also think that to be exceptionally unlikely. There’s a line up to which I’d be comfortable, and if others are happy going past that line – why should I have any right to stop them? I look forward to the 2040 Uber-Olympics, where all enhancements are allowed barring those that actively hinder other contestants.
Eric Crampton CHIEF ECONOMIST The New Zealand Initiative