How To Prevent The Coming Inhuman Future

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“[I]s the future civilization still able to appreciate the works of Shakespeare?” Erik Hoel’s Shakespeare test could help judge if a possible future would be horrifyingly inhuman. Shakespeare’s works are reflections of humanity, so a society brimming with humanity would always appreciate them. He thinks a future with perfect humans (Nietzsche’s Übermensch) would be one of these horrifying futures. Designer babies who have been modified to be flawlessly beautiful and intelligent would disregard Shakespeare’s work. And why wouldn’t they? He was an “imperfect being” born before genetic modification. Read full article here

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