Editor’s Note: Eugenics at its finest, the rise of technology, and in particular, genetic “reprogramming”, is justifying the engulfing wealth gap, and the revolutionary coup of the TechnoElite.
Just as 20th Century eugenicist H.G. Wells foresaw a split in the human race in the Time Machine that dooms the lower classes to become neo-troglodytes, today’s futurists foresee a scenario where those who can afford genetic screenings, DNA and gene “upgrades,” replacement organs and implants and the like, become superior and dominant.
“Naturals” who have neither the money nor the inclination to modify their bodies are left to serve those who do or perish. As John Rappoport notes below, it will all somehow be skewed as the “freedom of the market,” while social-systems administered under crony capitalism and oligarchical collectivism force the population to lose out under the dictates of socialized medicine, a narrow job market and out-of-reach opportunity barricaded by unequally-applied regulations.
Bioethics rules the day – today with ObamaCare and shadowy “death panels” and later with the idea that replacing and even wiping out the weak, backwards and un-advanced is morally strong and ethically superior.