Eric Cohen describes how the wealthy will become gene rich, and the poor will become gene poor, worsening the inequalities of life.
Cohen brings up the question of stem cell research vs. destroying human embryos. He rationalizes that embryos are early human lives, and that to use them as mere things would make us a lesser society.
Eric's argument explores whether designing a child better's society. He believes that part of parenthood is accepting the child that is born.
Eric Cohen describes how enhancing drugs are going to make us sort of pathetic, and compares our potential with performance enhancing drugs to athletes who shoot up steroids. Rather than being excellent, this athlete performs better, like a horse that is bred for racing.
With longevity, Cohen describes how we may become relaxed and lose ambition. Society may not pursue other knowledge, ethics or science, and may become complacent.
He describes that human happiness and being good should deal more with character. Furthermore, Cohen describes how drugs may make us more intelligent and smarter, but this is not happiness, and is rather superficial.
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