Episode 30: Next Sexual Revolution

November 14, 2016


Peter and Dan discuss the implications of exponential technologies reinventing human reproduction. Imagine a near future where the process of having a child is not left up to the vagaries of Mendelian genetics, but to cutting-edge technology. 

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how new technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 allow you to pass on the best genetic material to your kids -- and outlines the moral and ethical considerations. 
  • Dan explains why he believes “thinking processes” will always be useful. In a world with unlimited choice, focus is the key.
  • Peter talks about why humanity is moving from evolution by natural selection (Darwinism) to evolution by intelligent direction at an accelerating pace.

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