(Independent) Sex will be made unnecessary by 'designer babies', Stanford professor says

The majority of humans in developed countries will stop having sex to procreate within decades, a leading academic has predicted.

Professor Henry Greely believes that in as little as 20 years, most children will be conceived in a laboratory, rather than through sexual intercourse.

He even suggests the natural process of conception could become stigmatised.

The change would mark an evolutionary break with all other human beings, and indeed animals, throughout history.

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7 comments on “(Independent) Sex will be made unnecessary by 'designer babies', Stanford professor says

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Because you can does not mean that you may, and it certainly does not mean that you should.

    Mad scientists strike again. What a horrible killjoy world we are in for if they have their way. They can mess with babies, but still have no solution to Islamic terrorism.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Welcome to the island of Dr Moreau!

  3. Pb says:

    The progressives’ dream come true.

  4. Ross Gill says:

    Exactly Pb. The separation between sexual intimacy and reproduction will be complete.

  5. Jeremy Bonner says:

    I’m curious as to why he lays stress on discarding “defective” embryos when the technological advances that he’s predicting might allow the correction of genetic abnormalities in vitro.

  6. Jim the Puritan says:

    I think I need some Soma.

  7. Karen B. says:

    #6. Yup. Paging Aldous Huxley. Brave New World come to life.