A scientist has said that humans will stop having sex to make babies within 30 years.
Ordering technologically developed designer babies will replace the romantically named ‘procreative sex’ , so prospective parents will simply head to the lab to provide raw materials (sperm, skin cells, etc) to formulate their perfect baby. No more need for that romantic song by your favorite artist to put couples in that sweet ”baby i’m ovulating, lets make love” mood.
In a paper titled “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”, medical and law expert Henry T. Greely posits that it will a legally regulated service that will be low cost enough that everyone – not just the rich ones – can take advantage.
“Within twenty, maybe forty, years most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction,” according to the summary.
“Instead, prospective parents will be told as much as they wish to know about the genetic makeup of dozens of embryos, and they will pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth. And it will be safe, lawful, and free.”
Parents will be told how attractive, clever and healthy each resulting embryo is likely to be.
“We won’t be able to say: ‘this child is in the top 1% of intelligence,’” Greely told theSunday Times. “We will probably be able to to say: ‘this child has a 60% chance of being in the top half.’”
Described as “prophetic scholarship”, the paper suggests that certain hereditary diseases could be stamped out by the new method, as a handy side effect of a new super race of irritatingly perfect children that will consistently make the older generations wonder why this science passed them by.
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