New technology will make it possible to harvest thousands of eggs from a single woman, create embryos, screen them for traits such as high IQ and implant only the best prospects, writes James D. Miller on TCS Daily. He envisions 1,00 Chinese Einsteins born every year.
Imagine that in ten years China forces all its college students to get genetic tests. Students with intelligence genes in the top 1% of the top 1% of humankind are then forced to donate sperm or eggs. China then uses the sperm and eggs to create a billion embryos each year. The genetic intellectual potential of all these embryos is checked. Those in the top 10,000 are implanted into women. . . . Now because of environmental factors many of these embryos won’t turn into intellectual titans. But let’s say that one in ten does. This means that each year 1,000 people with the scientific ability of Einstein will be born.
I wonder who’d raise the prospective geniuses.