Eugenics to Transhumanism: The Secular Religion of Progressive Perfectibility | Dr. Rinaldi’s Horror Cabinet
Even in our age it is the affluent middle class, the knowledge workers who are buying into the new wave of Eugenics known as Transhumanism that promises longevity, optimized intelligence, pharmakon, drug and gene therapies for anything from in vitro deletion or addition to their child’s genome for improvement or health, etc. Those who have money will take advantage of such technologies of life in the coming century. DARPA is investing millions into research for improved soldiers, etc. Military and Civilian use of these technologies is on the upswing and will produce new monstrosities down the pipe. We are setting the stage to manipulate the genome and begin artificial selection and mutant or mutational changes that will in the long run produce a new bifurcation and class warfare in the coming centuries.
As Yuval Noah Harari, in his Guardian article Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? – says,
With rapid improvements in biotechnology and bioengineering, we may reach a point where, for the first time in history, it becomes possible to translate economic inequality into biological inequality. Biotechnology will soon make it possible to engineer bodies and brains, and to upgrade our physical and cognitive abilities. However, such treatments are likely to be expensive, and available only to the upper crust of society. Humankind might consequently split into biological castes.