Could children soon have more than two parents? Futurist Amy Webb thinks that is an eventuality and writes about it in her upcoming book, “The Genesis Machine.”
The idea is to take genetic pieces of more than one human and breed more selective humans. Yes, like the movie Gattaca. Webb says that the technology could help to breed out problems such as birth defects, viruses and other pesky human problems. The same technology could also grow meat without harvesting animals and fix the growing problem of infertility for many would-be parents.
Then again, this technology could be grossly abused by those in power. Not to mention that the world is already vastly overpopulated.
What do you think of this idea? Yay? Nay?