Peter and Dan discuss the implications of exponential technologies reinventing human reproduction. Imagine a near future where the process of having a child is not left up to the vagaries of Mendelian genetics, but to cutting-edge technology.
In this episode:
- Peter discusses how new technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 allow you to pass on the best genetic material to your kids — and outlines the moral and ethical considerations.
- Dan explains why he believes “thinking processes” will always be useful. In a world with unlimited choice, focus is the key.
- Peter talks about why humanity is moving from evolution by natural selection (Darwinism) to evolution by intelligent direction at an accelerating pace.