The End of Human Nature

“By ordering up athletics-enhanced, music-enhanced, optimism-enhanced children, you are not merely urging them in some direction – all parents do that; you are wiring your own tastes into their genes, literally twisting their minds and bodies into the shape you have chosen. And this staggering arrogance is bound to be futile because the technology will get better over time. If you upgrade your child with 25 bonus IQ points, you can count on a 50-point boost becoming available by the time your children have kids of their own. You’ve just made Junior obsolete.” David Gelernter reviews Bill McKibben’s Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered AgeThe End of Human NatureWired)