I am a big fan of Explained, a documentary series from Netflix. A particular one that struck me was the episode on ‘Designer DNA’.
The crux of the episode focused on CRISPR, a gene editing technology, that could lead to a ton of great breakthroughs: like ending single-gene diseases… but also, a slew of morally shaky areas: like choosing if you have freckles, height…maybe even intelligence.
It made me really reflect: what would the world be like?
A world with no chance, but all choice. A world where millions could be free of suffering, but millions more could be pushed deeper into prejudice.
Fascinating, yet frightening at the same time. 🧬